David Reeves:

I am a retired psychoanalyst, specialising in mental trauma (PTSD).

My interest in archaeology started in 1975 when I went on my first dig at Norton Priory, a medieval monastic building in Runcorn, Cheshire. I also dug on sites in Liverpool and Chester. Chester is where I got my interest in the Romans.

After moving to Wiltshire in the 1980ís I became involved as a volunteer at Littlecote Roman Villa where my interest in mosaics began. I volunteered on several digs around Wiltshire. For a number of years I lived in the village of Avebury, near the neolithic stone circle.

Another move brought me to the Isle of Wight where I have the privilege of being a member of the Friends of Brading Roman Villa and the Chairman of the Friends.

Recently I was fortunate enough to be elected to the board of The Association for the Study and Preservation of Roman Mosaics (ASPROM) where I have taken on the role of events secretary.

I have been involved in the charity sector for 40 years, both within my professional life and archaeology. I am currently the chairman of a mental health charity in Wiltshire. In 2017 I was invited to join the board of VAT, where Iím the chairman.