I am currently Senior Lecturer in Heritage and Archaeology and co-Director of the Centre for Heritage at the University of Kent. I am also co-editor of the journal Heritage and Society. My research focuses on International Heritage and Cultural Diplomacy; Heritage and Development and Museums and Social Justice. I have received a number of scholarships and awards for my research, including a Getty Conservation Guest Scholarship (2006-2007); the 2008 Cultural Policy Research Award. I was invited fellow at Stanford University (2010-2011), an International Senior Fellow at Durham University (2012), a Fellow at the National Gallery of Denmark (2014) and a Fellow at Manchester Museum (2014). My research is regularly used by international organisations. I recently took part in drafting a UNESCO policy on the integration of sustainable development into the processes of the World Heritage Convention. This policy was adopted in November 2015 by UNESCO.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Museums, Immigrants and Social Justice; Heritage and Development; World Heritage; Intangible Heritage