Paul Joseph Murtagh

Paul Joseph Murtagh


  • KY16 9AR

    United Kingdom

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Paul Murtagh has worked in Scottish archaeology for over 20 years, with a background in commercial archaeology, academia, and in the third sector.

Paul has a passion for engaging audiences from all backgrounds in archaeology and has wide-ranging and in-depth knowledge of the heritage sector and in particular, around issues to do with community engagement and outreach, integrated heritage approaches to investigating landscapes as well as the development and implementation of outcome-focused methodologies.

Paul’s Ph.D. focused on the Iron Age of West Central Scotland, while his other research interests include sports heritage and contemporary archaeology, and he spends his summers volunteering on the Ardnamurchan Transitions Project.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land