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Dr Rob Sands


Rob Sands

Lecturer/Assistant Professor In Archaeology
School of Archaeology
01 716 8341
University College Dublin, School of Archaeology, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4


I studied for my B.Sc. in Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, graduating in 1989. This was followed by time working for the Sussex Field Archaeology Unit as a supervisor before heading north, in 1991, to Edinburgh to undertake Ph.D. research examining woodwork evidence of Bronze and Iron Age artificial islands in Scotland. This was successfully completed in 1994 and the next three years saw me undertaking a variety of archaeological contract work, part-time teaching and developing on-line learning resources. My research and development of on-line learning resources led to a full time job with Edinburgh University in 1997. First with the TLA (Teaching and Learning Association) and subsequently as a member of staff of MALTS (Media and Learning technology Service). In the latter part of my time with MALTS I was responsible for the Edinburgh end of a SHEFC multi-institutional funded project to develop the Student Centric Web-based Informational Management System (SCWEIMS).Current Roles within UCD School of Archaeology include School Head of Teaching and LearningSchool, Single Honours and stage 2 & 3 OfficerSchool, Executive Committee, School Staff Student Liaison Committee Chair School, ICT Officer School Web Editor.


  • BSc
  • PhD
  • Prof Dip University Teaching & Learning
    University College Dublin