Brendan has a Masters in Archaeology (First Class) from the University of Auckland, and has worked as a consultant archaeologist in various locations and site types around New Zealand including the Bay of Plenty, Coromandel and upper North Island. He has experience in archaeological research, assessment and investigation including archaeological site survey and identification, field excavation, archaeological monitoring, artefact analysis, photography and photogrammetry, robotic total station survey, and Real Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS recording.
Brendan specialises in stone artefact analysis. He has experience in survey and investigation in New Zealand, he has been involved with archaeological research programs in Chile and French Polynesia. His current interests focus on spatial interactions, communication networks and material culture with a focus on stone artefact analysis both within New Zealand and the wider Pacific.