Dr Mike Nevell is a landscape, buildings, community, and industrial archaeologist with more than 30 years experience. He is the author of 48 books on a wide variety of archaeological topics (including industrial archaeology, buildings archaeology, climate change and heritage, community archaeology, and the archaeology of the Manchester area). His television credits include BBC4’s Digging for Britain, Channel 4’s Time Team, and Channel 5’s Digging up Britain’s Past.
Mike was Chair of the Association for Industrial Archaeology from 2017 to 2020 and remains a committee member of the AIA, is a former trustee of the Council for British Archaeology (2013-19), and a past Chair of CBA North West (2012-18), for whom he is still a committee member. He was Chair of the CIfA Buildings Archaeology Group from 2011 to 2017, and was co-editor of the international journal Industrial Archaeology Review from 2010 to 2017.
He was the founding Head of Archaeology at the University of Salford’s Centre for Applied Archaeology (which focuses on landscape and industrial archaeology research, community engagement, and professional training and consultancy). More details about the Centre’s research, community and consultancy work can be found on the website for the School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford.
Mike is currently the Industrial Heritage Support Officer for England (https://industrialheritagesupport.com/), a project funded by Historic England and based at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust. He is also an Honorary Research Fellow in Industrial Archaeology at the University of Salford and the chair of the South Trafford Archaeological Group.
A list of his publications can be found here: “https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michael_Nevell”