Joanna Barnes-Wylie


I have 18 years experience working in the heritage sector, both here in Aotearoa and in London. I have a BA(Hons) and MA from the University of Otago in Anthropology.

I currently work as a Senior Heritage Assessment Advisor for Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, based in their Central Region Office in Wellington. My job primarily involves updating and further developing the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero. Prior to my current role I spent seven years working in Heritage New Zealand’s Policy Team in Wellington, both as a Listing Advisor and as Manager Heritage Listing.

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 Policy Team, a role I held for five years.

In addition to writing numerous Rārangi Kōrero reports, I have also written several journal articles and presented at a number of conferences and workshops. I have previously been an Editor of Archaeology in New Zealand, the quarterly publication of the New Zealand Archaeological Association, and was Editor of the London Archaeologist Fieldwork Roundup for two years.


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


  • Heritage