Dr Jane Grenville FSA MIFA IHBC is an Honorary Research Fellow and former member of staff in the Department of Archaeology. She specialises in the archaeology of buildings, heritage policy and the conservation of historic structures. She is currently revising the Yorkshire: North Riding volume in the Pevsner Architectural Guides series (Yale University Press). She is the author of Medieval Housing (1997) and editor of Managing the Historic Rural Landscape (1999). She chairs the Trustee Board of the Council for British Archaeology, sits on the Fabric Advisory Committee of York Minster and is a Trustee of York Civic Trust. In the latter role, she holds a session most weeks for students wishing to learn the dark arts of historic buildings casework, where current planning applications in York are researched and critiqued in advance of representations being written to the City Council on behalf of YCT.
Jane took her first degree (BA in Archaeology and Anthropology) at Cambridge (1977-80) and holds a PhD by publications from York (2005). Formerly a 'dirt' archaeologist with extensive field experience in the UK, Europe, Syria and Libya, she moved into the world of standing buildings and conservation as a field worker on the listed buildings resurvey 1984-7, then researcher for the Rows Research Project in Chester and from 1988-1991 Historic Buildings Officer for the Council for British Archaeology and an English Heritage Commissioner from 2001-2008. She joined the Department of Archaeology as a lecturer in 1991 and was Head of Department 2001-6. Between 2007 and 2015, she was a member of the University's Senior Management Group as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Students and latterly as Deputy Vice-Chancellor.