MSRG Committee and Officers, 2012
Professor Stephen Rippon (President, 2012 - )
Professor Stephen Rippon, the current President of the MSRG, was born and brought up in Essex, going on to read archaeology at Reading, where he went on to study 'Landscape evolution and wetland reclamation around the Severn Estuary' for his PhD. He went on to carry out the Gwent Levels Historic Landscape Study for Cadw and the Countryside Council for Wales, then becoming a British Academy Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, researching the 'Transformation of Coastal Wetlands: Exploitation and Management of Marshland Landscapes in North West Europe during the Roman and Medieval Periods'. He then became a Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Exeter, where he is now Professor of Landscape Archaeology and Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Research. His current research focuses on the origins and development of regional variation in landscape character, and has published Historic Landscape Analysis (CBA, 2004), Beyond the Medieval Village (OUP, 2008), and Making Sense of an Historic Landscape (OUP, in press 2012).