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Rachel English BA MA MSc ACIfA

Senior Reports Manager:London

Rachel studied Archaeology and Greek and Roman Civilisation at University College Cork followed by an MA in Excavation: Management Procedures, Critique and Interpretation. Between 2005 and 2009 she was involved in the excavation and post-excavation of small and large-scale projects related to Ireland’s national road schemes, in addition to working on several commercial and research projects throughout the country.

In 2009 Rachel relocated to the UK and undertook an MSc in Forensic and Biological Anthropology at Bournemouth University.  She subsequently completed a Temporary Mortuary training course; is a registered and active member of Kenyon International Emergency Services; and has deployed as a forensic archaeologist assisting the London Metropolitan Police.

Rachel has spent the last few years in London working in the commercial sector. She has conducted field evaluations, watching briefs and excavations, undertaken post-excavation analysis and compiled and authored numerous archaeological reports.  She has been involved in some of London’s major infrastructure schemes, including excavations along Crossrail’s Elizabeth Line and shaft excavations for the Thames Tideway Tunnel. Rachel has also participated in community, volunteer and training excavations in both the UK and Europe.

In 2018 Rachel joined the Border team as a Reports Manager based in Shoreditch where she contributes to the compilation and writing of Archaeological Reports, Desk-Based Assessments and Rapid Appraisals.