Jezz has worked as an archaeologist in Suffolk since 1999. He studied at the Institute of Archaeology, London (BA hons) and at Cambridge University (MPhil). Jezz also has a teaching qualification for primary education (PGCE). Prior to moving to Suffolk, he worked for the Museum of London, Cambridge Archaeological Unit and the British Institute in East Africa (in Kenya and Uganda). After undertaking teacher training, Jezz moved to Suffolk and spent five years working in primary and special needs schools before returning to archaeology.
Jezz has a particular interest in community involvement and using archaeology in education. Between 2004 and 2013 he directed the community run research excavation at Barber’s Point near Aldeburgh and has worked with other adult groups (Barham quarry training school), teenage volunteers (Leiston Abbey) and with primary age children (Landguard Fort, the Ebb & Flow project).
Recently Jezz has been responsible for directing large quarry excavations (Wangford and Coddenham quarries). These challenging projects have been particularly rewarding with, at Wangford, the discovery of a complex multi-phase site dating from the Early Neolithic to the medieval periods.