Martin Locock

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Mr Martin Locock BA (Hons.), PGCert Teaching in HE, MA (Professional Practice), MCIfA, FHEA

Principal Apprenticeship Administrator

Tel: +44 (0) 1267 676814

Since March 2018 Martin has been part of the Apprenticeship Unit coordinating UWTSD's degree and higher apprenticeship programmes in England and Wales, responsible for data management and employer liaison.

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 was responsible for managing the project finances, monitoring progress against key performance indicators, and liaising with WEFO and stakeholders. 

He represented UWTSD on the Historic Environment: Archaeology Trailblazer Group developing the Level 7 Archaeological Specialist standard.

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.

He is a Welsh learner and is happy to be contacted in English or Welsh.

  • Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Historic Environment - Archaeology Trailblazer Group

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.)

‘Changing the way we work: delivering impact through better project management’, The Archaeologist 89, pp. 17-21.

 ‘Book review: A song before I go: Clive James Sentenced to Life: Poems, 2011-2014’,  Wales Arts Review 30th November 2015.  Available at:

 ‘Sustainable workplaces: the impact of workplace learning’, Wales Journal of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education 1(1), pp. 53-59.

ORCID list of publications