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.
Education
PhD in Cultural Heritage Studies (University College London)
MA in Cultural Heritage Studies (University College London)
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Museums, Immigrants and Social Justice; Heritage and Development; World Heritage; Intangible Heritage