Abi Cryerhall has over 25 years’ experience as an archaeologist and heritage consultant. She has worked on a broad range of research, conservation and development-led projects in Ireland, Sicily and Australia. She is a specialist in historical archaeology and heritage management for infrastructure projects.
Abi has worked on sites of local and state heritage significance in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania, as well as World Heritage listed places. She is an experienced excavation director who meets the Heritage Council of NSW’s criteria for state and locally significant sites. Her archaeological projects have included convict-era sites, Victorian slums and urban centres, nineteenth-century waterfronts and industrial sites, military barracks, early colonial landscapes and rural homesteads.
Abi is highly skilled and experienced in project and team management. As heritage project lead, she has successfully directed many large-scale rural redevelopment and complex urban developments. She has also managed heritage input for many complex infrastructure and transport projects.
Abi has expertise in the preparation of heritage and archaeological assessments, research designs, heritage impact statements, heritage and compliance advice, and heritage management documents. She also has a thorough understanding of NSW heritage and planning legislation, best-practice guidelines, and their application for developers.
Being an interdisciplinary heritage expert is a great privilege—we get to see the layered stories of humanity and how heritage and archaeology can be used to connect diverse communities.
Master of Heritage Conservation, University of Sydney—currently undertaking
BA (Joint Hons), History of Art & Architecture / Ancient History & Archaeology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland