A Coldstream Guards veteran and Archaeology MA, Mark left the army with P.T.S.D. and has written about the experience in his book Code Black. He has attended Operation Nightingale excavations and is the CEO and one of the founders of Waterloo Uncovered.
Trained as a chemist, science communicator & media producer, Alex joined Waterloo Uncovered in 2016 when she filmed a short documentary about the dig. Interested by the archaeology, and touched by the effect she saw WU have on veterans as she documented the dig, she soon became part of the staff and is now WU’s Project Officer and resident French person.
Prof. Tony Pollard
Professor of Conflict History and Archaeology and Director of the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology at the University of Glasgow. An internationally renowned battlefield archaeologist, Tony plans and leads the archaeological aspects of the project as one of our archaeological directors.
Attaché, Service de l’archéologie-Direction extérieure du Brabant wallon. Dominique provides official Belgian representation as well as essential local and academic knowledge and oversees the project on behalf of the Belgian authorities.
Dr. Stuart Eve
A Digital Archaeologist and Partner at L – P : Archaeology. Stuart has managed projects all over the world from large master‐planning projects to implementing a new conservation management and monitoring system for a candidate World Heritage site. He is a also a bit of a whizz with Augmented Reality and mobile computing.
Education and Outreach
Vicki works as the outreach officer for University College Roosevelt (U.C.R.) in the Netherlands. On our summer digs, U.C.R. students begin as novice excavators along with the veterans. Vicki has master’s in archaeology and worked for several years in commercial archaeology before moving into education and research. With Waterloo Uncovered, she is responsible for outreach and student support.
Marc Van Meirvenne
Marc Van Meirvenne is a professor in soil inventory techniques at the Ghent University, Belgium. He is head of the Department of Soil Management and leads the ORBit team.
Having had 27 years’ experience in the Royal Air Force as a Nursing Officer specialised in mental health, David welcomed the opportunity to join the Waterloo Uncovered excavations. “Waterloo Uncovered gave me the chance to participate as a medical expert or as a digger, but I ended up doing both! It was also an opportunity for me to explore an itch that needed scratching for many many years, since I’d been interested in archeology from childhood.”
Peter studied archaeology at U.C.L. before moving into television. As the co‐presenter of the hugely successful B.B.C. Victorian Farm series he has a history of documenting historical and archaeological events and programs. Peter will make sure Waterloo Uncovered is correctly recorded and document and broadcast to the public.
Philippe De Smedt
Philippe De Smedt is master in archaeology with a PhD in geophysical soil prospection. Currently he is a post‐doctoral researcher at the Department of Soil Management (ORBit team) of the Ghent University.
Lead Forensic Anthropologist and Archaeologist with Alecto Forensics. Her expertise in these disciplines has been utilised in war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, mass fatality and terrorist incidents, transportation accidents, natural disasters and major crime investigations in the United Kingdom.