About us

Vianova was established by Peter Guest and Dawn Enright to provide high-quality specialist services and solutions to the archaeological and historic environment communities.

Dr Peter Guest is an archaeologist and numismatist with over 30 years’ experience as an finds specialist, excavator, researcher, teacher and curator. Peter specialises in the Roman period and is particularly interested in Britannia and the northwestern provinces, the Roman army and frontiers, as well as Roman coinage and the economy. The excavations at Caerleon were highly successful research, training and engagement projects, that are bringing cutting-edge research to the widest audiences

Author of  over 60 publications, Peter has also contributed to various TV and radio broadcasts, including Time Team, Digging for Britain, The Story of Wales, and was historical consultant for Channel 4’s Britain’s Most Historic Towns series

Peter is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA); Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA); and Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the School of History and Cultures at the University of Birmingham. He is a committee member of the CIfA Finds Group; was Chair of the Archaeology Committee of the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies from 2010 to 2017; and was Honorary Research Fellow at the National Museum Wales from 1999 to 2022. Peter is a also a Director of Barbican Research Associates Ltd .

A selection of Peter’s publications and projects can be found on and ResearchGate

Dawn Enright is a qualified archaeologist and heritage professional with more than 30 years’ wide-ranging experience in the public and private sectors. Dawn specialises in heritage management, delivering major grant schemes and commissioning and supervising environmental improvements to heritage assets. These include Scheduled Monuments at Risk through to designated designed landscapes (such as the wider landscape of the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site). Dawn has extensive policy experience, project management skills, and an academic publication record. 

Currently, Dawn works part-time for Natural England where she is the Senior Historic Environment Specialist. In this national role, Dawn provides expertise on all aspects of the historic environment in England, in particular specialist knowledge for agri-environment schemes, while undertaking research, monitoring and evaluation relating to heritage management. Dawn also represents Natural England on specialist panels with external stakeholders, such as the Historic Environment Forum

Dawn has extensive knowledge of farming systems and rural issues and has recently worked for Historic England as Senior Policy Adviser to develop HE’s thinking, policy and actions in relation to rural heritage, particularly reform of the support mechanisms for agriculture and rural land management as part of EU exit

Dawn has extensive experience of working within the planning system and has worked for several large commercial archaeology units where she managed a variety of archaeological projects, including large-scale excavations. Dawn is an elected full member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA).