The key management team of the Centre of Archaeology operate as members of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA), the discipline’s professional body dedicated to setting, promoting and maintaining standards and ethics in archaeology. Professor Caroline Sturdy Colls and Kevin Colls both have full professional Member (CMiFA) status.
The Centre of Archaeology is also a Registered Organisation status with the CIfA. All projects undertaken by the Centre will adhere to the Code of Conduct and the Standards and Guidance for archaeological work outlined by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.
Key specialist staff, based at the University and externally, are in place to assist with the identification and analysis of the artefactual assemblages.
Professor Caroline Sturdy Colls is a founding member of the CIfA Forensic Archaeology Special Interest Group and now sits on the Committee for this group as Treasurer.
She is also a member of the CIfA’s Forensic Archaeology Expert Panel, which regulates the professional competency of forensic archaeologists working with UK Police forces. This group was established with the assistance of the Forensic Regulator and the UK Home Office.
Professor Sturdy Colls is also on the Committee of the CIfA’s Research and Impact Group.
In addition to these responsibilities, she is involved with a number of other committees and research groups.