Industrial heritage and post-industrial communities

I am an interdisciplinary researcher with an interest in the transformation of post-industrial sites, heritage, landscape and communities. My current research focuses primarily on the material, social and political dimensions of post-industrial landscape and sites, integrating archaeological techniques with a range of perspectives and methods from the social sciences including historical research, photography, and ethnography. I am currently an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, based at the Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany. My project –Lighting the Ruhr / Die Beleuchtung der Ruhr is studying the use of light and lighting technology at industrial heritage sites in the Ruhrgebiet.

Affiliations and Memberships

  • Alexander von Humbolt Research Fellow, Ruhr Universität Bochum
  • Honorary Research Associate, UCL Institute of Archaeology
  • Grants and Prizes Officer, Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology
  • Standing Committee member, CHAT (Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory)
  • Research Associate, Centre for Applied Archaeology, UCL Institute of Archaeology
  • Member, International Committee for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage (TICCHI)
  • Member, Association for Critical Heritage Studies