Cormac Duffy was appointed to the role of Documentation, Survey and Landscape History Archaeologist in 2023, focusing on the impacts of climate change on heritage assets. His interest in this field stems from his research into coastal archaeological sites and landscape archaeology.
Before joining the Discovery programme Cormac graduated in 2005 with a BSc in Archaeology and Palaeoecology, QUB, and has been a licenced Archaeologist in Northern Ireland since 2013. He has worked across commercial, research, community and government archaeology sectors in Ireland and England. Cormac most recently worked on a coastal heritage mapping survey for Marine Fisheries Division in Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (NI).
His MRes in Life and Health Sciences, Ulster University, (2015) focused on maritime landscapes and GIS systems. His research covers historic geography and landscape archaeology with particular focus on monastic and medieval landscapes. He was awarded his PhD in 2021, entitled ‘The Archaeology of the Landscape, Organisation and Economies of Medieval Cistercian Ulster’.