Nigel Nayling MA MIFA FSA
Nigel Nayling is the Project Director for OREIN. He is a lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Nigel's research interests include wetland archaeology (particularly maritime studies of the Severn Estuary), tree-ring dating of submerged forests and the development of underwater approaches to dendrochronology.
More information about Nigel Nayling can be found at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David website.
Dr Roderick Bale BA, PhD
Roderick Bale works as research assistant for the OREIN project and also as laboratory technician at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, Lampeter. He also undertakes a variety of palaeoenvironmental contract work. His research interests include dendrochronology, stable isotope analysis, dendroclimatology and maritime archaeology. He has published in several leading journals including Quaternary Research and The Holocene.
For more information about Dr Roderick Bale, please see the University of Wales Trinity Saint David website
Dr Martin Bates BSc PhD
Dr Martin Bates is a Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. His expertise is based in the field of geoarchaeology with particular interests in the nature and processes responsible for sequence development in the Holocene and Pleistocene in lowland river valley and shallow marine areas.
More information about Dr Martin Bates can be found at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David website
Dr Jemma Bezant BA PgDip PhD
Dr Bezant lectures in archaeology and history at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and has over a decade of archaeological contract and fieldwork experience.
She is editor of the refereed Archaeology in Wales journal and has been a committee member of the Council for British Archaeology Wales since 2008. She is field director for the Strata Florida Research Project and co-directs the Strata Florida Landscape Project .
She is principal investigator for the Archaeology of the Mabinogion project and Field Director for the Strata Florida Research Project.
A portfolio of community archaeology programmes have allowed Jemma to establish and develop successful collaborations with a range of academic, professional and third-sector partners incluidng the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments Wales and Dyfed Archaeological Trust.
Dr Bezant is currently providing GIS consultancy for the OREIN knowledge exchange project that is assessing the impact of offshore renewables development on the Welsh coast.
For further information please visit the University of Wales Trinity Saint David website
Dr John Crowther MA (Cambridge), PhD, (Hull)
Dr John Crowther is the Project Manager for OREIN. Dr John Crowther is Reader in Environmental Science and Director of UWLAS Archaeological Services at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter Campus. He undertakes research consultancy work for UWLAS Archaeological Services. His research is currently focused on the use of soil analytical data (soil phosphate, magnetic susceptibility and a range of other soil properties) and soil micromorphology in archaeological site investigation. His main research interests are
- Use of chemical and magnetic properties of soils in archaeological site investigation
- Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction
- Environmental science
More information about Dr John Crowther can be found at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David website
Professor Colin Jago ARSM BSc DIC PhD (Lond)
Colin Jago is a Professor in the School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University. Hiis research interests encompass the sedimentary processes of continental margins from estuaries to continental slopes. His work has focussed on measuring lateral and vertical fluxes of sedimentary material (e.g. rate of infilling of estuarine sediments, settling flux of suspended matter on the shelf, cross-margin flux of suspended matter) and their relation to physical forcing (e.g. turbulence, resuspension, advection). These processes require an interdisciplinary approach and he is especially interested in biota-sediment interactions and their control of benthic-pelagic coupling: influence of micro- and macro-fauna on seabed properties and erosion rate, mediation of particle aggregation and settling flux by plankton. He also has an interest in sedimentary processes in the tropical lagoons of Mauritius. All of these studies have required the design and/or application of novel acoustic and optical technologies for remotely sensing sediment properties.
More information about Prof Colin Jago can be found on the Bangor University Website
Dr Rhian Jenkins
Dr Rhian Jenkins is currently a Research Assistant in the Coastal Management research group and part-time lecturer in the School of Natural & Built Environment in the Faculty of Applied Design & Engineering.
More information about Dr Rhian Jenkins can be found at the Swansea Metropolitan University website.
Dr Gay Mitchelson-Jacob
Dr Gay Mitchelson-Jacob is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University. She currently carries out contract research in oceanographic remote sensing for UK shelf seas, polar regions and other areas and water quality survey data analysis at the Centre for Applied Oceanography (formerly UCES.
Further information about Dr Gay Mitchelson-Jacob can be found at the Bangor University website.
Professor Mike Phillips
Professor Mike Phillips has a BSc in Civil Engineering, an MSc in Environmental Conservation Management and a PhD in Coastal Geomorphology; while professionally he is a member of the Institution of Environmental Sciences and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS). He is vice-chairman of the RGS’s Coastal and Marine Working Group and organises sessions at the Annual International Conference. His position is Head of the School of Built and Natural Environment and he has Faculty responsibilities as a Research Facilitator.
More information about Professor Mike Phillips can be found at the Swansea Metropolitan University website.
Powell Strong BSc MSc
Powell Strong works for the Coastal and Marine Environment Studies Research Unit of Pembrokeshire College. He has specialised in marine mammal studies since 1991, in particular Grey seal pup production monitoring for the statutory agencies around the Pembrokeshire coast. He has worked on numerous cetacean surveys, including SCANS I and various smaller visual and acoustic projects. Management of Ramsey Sound is of particular interest, with the high level of wildlife tourism, proposed tidal stream energy generation and the internationally important populations of marine mammals.He is the marine mammal data acquisition scientist within the Marine Energy Task Group for Wales (a sub division of the Low Carbon Research Initiative).
More information about Powell Strong can be found at the Pembrokeshire College website