Conor Newman is a lecturer in the Department of Archaeology at NUI Galway. He directed the Discovery Programme's Tara: Archaeological Survey Project before joining the Department of Archaeology, NUI, Galway, in 1996. Three times visiting professor of Celtic archaeology at the University of Toronto, he has studied at the Institute of Archaeology, Oxford, and at Edinburgh University. He was Vice-Dean for Research at the Arts faculty in 2007-08. A member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland, he was editor of the Journal of Irish Archaeology from 2003-2008. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and chairman of the Heritage Council. He contributed to the Discovery Programme Reports 2 & 6 and is also the editor of Tara: An archaeological survey (1997).