David Stocker  Chair

After university education at Cambridge and York, David Stocker worked for the York Archaeological Trust and in Lincolnshire before joining English Heritage in 1987. He retires from a senior professional role within its Research Strategy Department in March 2012.

He has occupied a number of roles within British Archaeology including: Director of the British Archaeological Association (1987-1990), founding Chair of the Institute of Field Archaeologists Buildings Group (1989-91), Vice President of the Society for Medieval Archaeology (2005-2010), Trustee of the Council for British Archaeology (since 2007), Trustee of the Lincoln Record Society (since 2007), Trustee of the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology (since 2008), and Trustee (since 2006) and Chair (since 2010) of the Society for Church Archaeology.

He has been Honorary Fellow at the Archaeology Department, University of York (1999-2004), and has been Honorary Visiting Professor of Medieval Studies at the University of Leeds since 2010.

David's research interests and publications are mostly within Medieval archaeology, especially on buildings, settlement and landscape. He has published about 110 contributions to reports and papers in academic journals and is the author or co-author of 14 books. His most recent volume (one of several authored jointly with Paul Everson) is Custodian of Continuity?The Premonstratensian Abbey at Barlings and the Landscape of Ritual, Lincolnshire Archaeology and Heritage Series No.11, Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire & English Heritage, Heckington, 2011.