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    United Kingdom


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Personal profile

Research Interests

I am interested in the application of geospatial technologies to answer archaeological questions and the interpretation of this information in GIS. My technical specialism is shallow geophysics and land survey data acquisition, and the manipulation of this information in digital environments. Recently I have been paying particular attention to modelling data in 3d, the incorporation of CAD into the workflow and the production of Virtual Reality environments. As a landscape archaeologist I am especially interested in late medieval and early modern landscapes, notably pre-modern landholding systems and settlement patterns.    


I developed teaching material for, and delivered, structured demonstrations in traditional survey techniques (plane table, tape and off-set, dumpy level), digital survey techniques (total station, diff-GPS, terrestrial laser scanning) and geophysical survey (magnetic gradiometery, earth resistivity, electromagnetics). I have also developed and delivered teaching in GIS with a focus on archaeological applications.

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Research Output

  • 3 Article
  • 3 Web publication/site
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution

Cartographic connections – the digital analysis and curation of sixteenth-century maps of Great Britain and Ireland

Porter, C., Lilley, K., Lloyd, C., McDermott, S. & Milligan, R., Apr 2018, Proceedings 13th ICA Conference Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage International Cartographic Association, Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital: Madrid, 18-20 April 2018. Boutoura, C. & Tsorlini, A. (eds.). International Cartographic Association, p. 179-190 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Cranfield graveyard storymap, Co. Antrim

McDermott, S., 2018

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

Cleenish Island Storymap

McDermott, S., 2017

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

Surveying Empires Storymap: The Great Trigonometrical Survey of India

McDermott, S. & Lilley, K., 2017

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site


  • 1 Participation in Festival/Exhibition
  • 1 Membership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel
  • 1 Invited talk

Historic Mounuments Council, Northern Ireland (External organisation)

Siobhan McDermott (Advisor)

01 Apr 201931 Mar 2024

Activity: Membership typesMembership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel

'At Cranfield, in the county of Antrim...'

Siobhan McDermott (Advisor)

01 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

National Science Festival

Laura Basell (Organiser), , William Megarry (Organiser), & Siobhan McDermott (Organiser)

29 Sep 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in Festival/Exhibition

Press / Media

Episode 5 Lough Neagh television documentary

Siobhan McDermott


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment