Hannah Cunliffe


Hannah worked as an independent maritime researcher and consultant for ten years before taking the post of Policy & Project Manager in 2009.  She has been Director of National Historic Ships UK since 2017.


Paula Palmer

Resources Manager

Paula has worked for the various incarnations of National Historic Ships UK since 2001.  As well as overseeing the office, she manages the organisation's finances and annual Awards programme.


Victoria Wallworth

Policy & Project Manager

Victoria originally joined NHS-UK as Office Administrator.  She now leads on various projects including our SHTP2 training partnership and Historic Vessel Conservation course.


Emerald Laing

Project Officer

A previous member of the team (both as a volunteer and employee), Emerald re-joined NHS-UK in April 2018 and is now in charge of the Shipshape Network.

Kathryn Jones

Kathryn Jones

Administrative Officer

Kathryn joined the National Maritime Museum as a volunteer in Jan 2018 and became a full-time NHS-UK staff member in June 2019.  Part of her role is to compile the monthly e-newsletter.

SHTP2 Coordinator - Claire Morteo

Claire Morteo

SHTP2 Coordinator

Claire recently joined the team supporting our Shipshape Heritage Training Partnership 2 Project trainees and partners.


Stuart Anderson


A former academic and emeritus professor in the history of pharmacy, Stuart was a member of the research team for our War and the Sea project.  He now provides research support across a range of initiatives at NHS UK.