Since graduating from the University of Glasgow in 1996 with an MA(Hons) in Archaeology, Jenni has acquired extensive archaeological experience. She joined Wessex Archaeology after graduation as a site assistant and became a Project Supervisor two years later. She went on to supervise on a wide range of projects ranging in date from the Neolithic to the Medieval period, including major excavations, such as Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport.
In January 2000, Jenni left Wessex to join AOC in Edinburgh as a Project Supervisor. In this position, she was responsible for the development of the Edinburgh office’s historic building recording capability and undertook various projects including the recording of wall-paintings in the chapter house of Dryburgh Abbey, the Coates Mill in Alloa and various farmsteadings. Jenni also attended Oxford University’s Building Surveying course.
Jenni subsequently worked for Headland Archaeology where she supervised a wide range of projects, including evaluations, excavations and historic building recording projects. The latter included recording of Kisimul Castle, Barra; Gogarburn Hospital, Edinburgh and the Radar Station, Dirleton. She carried out a number of projects around the scheduled area at Whithorn Priory, including a training excavation in partnership with Bradford University.
Since joining Addyman Archaeology in 2010, Jenni has had the opportunity to develop her digital and hand-drawing skills. She has worked on a variety of excavation and building recording projects. One major project Jenni has been involved in is Penicuik House, Midlothian, carrying out excavation and monitoring and building recording work within the house during its consolidation.