Joanna Barnes-Wylie


I have been working in the heritage sector since 2003, both here in New Zealand and in London. I have a BA(Hons) and MA from the University of Otago in Anthropology.

I currently work as a Senior Customer Regulatory Specialist for the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou o Taunaha, supporting the restoration of Māori place names through Treaty settlement. From 2012 to 2022 I worked for Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga. I held several different roles across the Policy and Central Region teams during this time and was most recently employed as a Senior Heritage Assessment Advisor.

I also worked for four years as a Digital Archivist for the London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre, part of the Museum of London. I started my career as an archaeologist working within the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Policy team, a role I held for five years.

In addition to preparing numerous research reports, I have also written several journal articles and presented at various conferences and workshops. I was Editor of Archaeology in New Zealand from mid-2013-2014 and Editor of the London Archaeologist Fieldwork Roundup in 2009 and 2010.


  • Archiving
  • Editing
  • Heritage inventory preparation
  • Project management
  • Proof-reading
  • Property searches
  • Public speaking
  • Research
  • Writing


  • Heritage