PhD The University of Exeter 2006-2009
Title – The Value of Community Archaeology: A Comparative Assessment of the US and UK,
Supervisor: Professor Alan Outram and Professor Mike Aston. Examiners: Dr Oliver Creighton, Don Henson. This was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
MA University College London 2002 -2003
MA in Public Archaeology. Dissertation –The Politics of the Anglo-Saxon Myth.
BA The University of Sheffield 1999-2002
BA (Hons) Archaeology and Prehistory. Dissertation –Anglo Saxon Body Positions in Southern England.
PGCAP Manchester Metropolitan University 2011-2012
2009-2010: Post Doctoral Researcher, University of Exeter
2009-2010: Honorary Research Fellow, University of Chester
2005-2010: Archaeologist and Finds Specialist, Time Team; Channel Four
2006-2010: Community Archaeology Consultant, Nexus Heritage/ Gifford/ Dig International/ SRI
2003-2006: Community Archaeologist/Finds Liaison Officer, Portable Antiquities Scheme.
Assistant Programme Leader
Academic Enterprise Leader
F. Sayer (2015). Public History A Practical Guide. Bloomsbury Publishing.
FA. Simpson (2010). The Values of Community Archaeology. British Archaeological Reports Limited.
F. Sayer (2015). Can digging make you happy? Archaeological excavations, happiness and heritage. Arts & Health. 7(3), pp.247-260.
F. Sayer (2014). Politics and the Development of Community Archaeology in the UK. The Historic Environment: Policy & Practice. 5(1), pp.55-73.
F. Simpson, H. Williams (2008). Evaluating Community Archaeology in the UK. Public Archaeology. 7(2), pp.69-90.
F. Simpson (2008). Community Archaeology Under Scrutiny. Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites. 10(1), pp.3-16.
F. Simpson (2012). Shoreditch Park Community Excavation: A Case Study. G. Moshenska, S. Dhanjal. In: Community Archaeology: Themes, Methods and Practices. Oxbow Books Limited,
F. Simpson (2009). Cumwhitton Norse Burial. S. Thomas, PG. Stone. In: Metal Detecting and Archaeology. Boydell Press, pp.137-146.
The Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage
Swedish Current Archaeology
The Archaeologist Journal
The Past Presents Journal
2013 £33,000 Heritage Lottery Fund, Young Roots, Oakington
2012 £7000 Higher Education Academy Teaching Grant
£7000 Research Accelerator Grant MMU
£7000 Research Grant MMU
£31,000 Birley Fields Community Heritage Project: Capital Projects Grant (MMU)
£5000 Oakington Outreach Project: MMU Research Grant
2011 £5000 Oakington Community and Research Excavation: Local Council
£3000 Impact Award: Birley Fields
£800 Travel Grant (MMU)
2009 Fox Laurence Fund Award: £500
2008 Bruce Castle Community Excavation: Local Heritage Fund: £9,000
2007 Shoreditch Park: Big Lottery Fund £15,000 (2007) £25,000 (2006)
2012 Fellow of Society of Antiquities (FSA)
2012 Member Chartered Institute of Field Archaeologists (CMIFA)
2011 Fellow in High Education Academy (FHEA)