Catherine Morgan is Professor of Classics and Archaeology in the University of Oxford and a Senior Research Fellow of All Souls College. She is Vice President (and was until 2015 Director) of the British School at Athens, an institute for advanced research in the humanities and social sciences which oprates under the aegis of the British Academy and has charitable status in the UK and Greece. She was previously Professor of Classical Archaeology in Kings College London, where she directed graduate studies in the humanities. She retains policy interests notably via her work on the Expert Committee of the Excellence Initiative in Germany, where she has taken a particular interest in gender and diversity issues.
She has conducted archaeological research in Greece, Albania, southern Italy, and Russia since 1983. Her current work focuses on the Ionian islands and the Corinthia, where she directs field projects for the British School and works in collaboration with the Greek Archaeological Service. A major strand in her research concerns the history of institutions active in the archaeology of Greece, such as the foreign archaeological schools, and agencies on the Salonica front during World War 1.
In 2013 she was conferred OBE for services to Classical scholarship. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and an honorary member of the Archaeological Society of Athens, the Archaeological Institute of America, and the German Archaeological Institute.