Martin Locock

Mr Martin Locock BA (Hons.), MIfA, FHEA

Principal  Project Officer, GWLAD


Tel: +44 (0) 1267 676814

Martin Locock

Martin joined the University in 2011 as Senior Project Officer for the Strata Florida Heritage Landscape Tourism Project, funded by the RDP, working with tourism businesses and the community to raise the profile of the area’s heritage. He was located in the School of Archaeology, History and Anthropology and also undertook teaching on community archaeology and heritage project management for the BA and MA programmes.

In May 2013 the RDP project ended and Martin moved to the Safe Workforce: Sustainable Workplace project in Wales Institute for Work-Based Learning.   As Principal Project Officer for the GWLAD project he is responsible for managing the project finanaces, monitoring progress against key performance indicators, and liaising with WEFO and stakelholders.

Martin is an accredited PRINCE2 Practitioner with extensive experience in project management at the National Library of Wales and Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust, and has written the book and blog 10 simple steps to better archaeological management. He has a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology from Cambridge University.

He is researching the field of reflective practice, and is also a poet and runs the small press Carreg Ffylfan Press.

  • Member of the Institute for Archaeologists
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Project management, critical reflection and creative practice, professional ethics in heritage, workplace stress

Project management in the heritage sector

Publishing and creative writing, archaeological specialist reporting, project management training.

10 simple steps to better archaeological management

The flow of thought: a manager’s guide to using poetry for reflection

Meaningful Architecture: social interpretations of buildings (ed.)

Poetry from Strata Florida: an anthology of work inspired by the Ystrad Fflur landscape, 1350-2013 (ed.)

ORCID list of publications

Hon. Chair of Y Lolfa Community Library, Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen