about us

Graeme Attwood

Director of Archaeology

MSc Archaeological Prospection – University of Bradford

MCIfA

Graeme is the well seasoned British archaeologist of the company. Fueled by a life-long interest in archaeology and Irn-Bru, he began volunteering for local research excavation projects age 15. He generated a career out of this early hobby, working for both commercial archaeology and archaeo-geophysics companies over the past decade. In his spare time, Graeme follows the ups and downs, let’s face it, mainly the downs, of Newcastle United and is a keen photographer.

Finnegan Pope-Carter

Director of Research and Development

MSc Archaeological Prospection – University of Bradford

BSc Geophysics (Physics) – University of Liverpool

Fellow of the Geological Society

Finn is the technology go-to guy at Magnitude Surveys. Coming from a geophysics background, Finn was inspired and driven by the challenges of applying geophysics for archaeology; he is passionate about tackling new and old problems with computing. Finn believes there is no problem that can’t be solved with raspberry pi and computer coding. In his spare time, Finn stalks the technology section of Kickstarter, enjoys camping, and is an avid reader.

Dr. Chrys Harris

Director of Projects

PhD Archaeological Prospection – University of Bradford

MSc Archaeological Prospection – University of Bradford

BA Anthropology: emphasis in Archaeology – Minnesota State University, Moorhead

Chrys is the resident earth resistance and EM enthusiast at Magnitude Surveys, passionate about developing new survey and data processing/visualisation methods for these techniques. This has been the focus of her PhD thesis, which she has recently completed! One of her favourite aspects of geophysical work is the adventure of exploring new places. In her spare time, Chrys enjoys playing the piano and hiking (although not at the same time).

Leanne Swinbank

Field Coordinator

BA Archaeology – University of York

Leanne entered the world of commercial archaeological geophysics in 2013 shortly after graduating. After spending most of the last few years in various fields across the country Leanne is looking forwards to spending some time in doors helping to develop and maintain Magnitude Surveys’ bespoke equipment. In her spare time Leanne enjoys baking, reading, and searching ebay for retro home bargins.

Thomas Eyre

Geophysical Technician

MPhys Physics – University of Sheffield

MSc Exploration Geophysics – University of Leeds

Tom joined Magnitude Surveys having graduated from a masters in Exploration Geophysics in 2016. He splits his time between survey work and equipment development and maintenance. When he’s not busy surveying for archaeology he’s probably swimming, painting ceramics in Saltaire, or cycling– his own version of the triathlon.

Dr. Hannah Brown

Community Engagement Officer

PhD Archaeological Prospection and Landscapes – University of Bradford

MSc Archaeological Prospection – University of Bradford

MA Medieval Studies – University of York

BA Modern History – University of Oxford

Marta Fortuny Torruella

Archaeological Geophysicist

MA Landscape Archaeology – University of Sheffield

BA Archaeology – Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Marta likes dancing salsa and geophysics; in that order. She has plenty field experience from archaeological excavations in Spain and France. After graduating from her BA, Marta moved to the UK to pursuit a career in archaeological geophysics, first by completing a masters and then by joining Magnitude Survey. She likes challenging herself, like learning other latino dances or studying Russian.

Julia Cantanaro

Geophysicist

Tom Sparrow

Friend of Magnitude Surveys

MSc Archaeological Prospection – University of Bradford

BS Archaeological Sciences – University of Bradford

Tom Sparrow has been a friend of Magnitude Surveys since its inception. A modern day renaissance man, Tom’s shared visions with Magnitude Surveys has driven the development of cutting-edge, bespoke geophysical systems. Armed with creativity and a workshop of CNCs and 3D printing machines, there is no task too big or small that can’t be tackled.

Freddie Salmon

Assistant Archaeological Geophysicist

Ed Burton

Assistant Archaeological Geophysicist

Laika

Head of Security and Investigations