Gai Jorayev - Researcher
- BA, MA, PhD
- Research Associate
- Project Manager and Heritage Management Consultant at the Centre for Applied Archaeology
- Deputy Director: Ancient Merv Project
- Course Co-coordinator: MA Managing Archaeological Sites
- Course Co-ordinator: Applied Heritage Management module
- Contributes to teaching of MA course in Archaeology and Heritage of Asia, and Cultural Heritage and Development module
- Member of Editorial board of Advances in Archaeological Practice
- Cultural heritage management, modern values of heritage
- Central Asia, Central Asian archaeology and heritage
- Public archaeology, archaeology and education
- Use of unmanned aerial systems in archaeology; 3D modelling of heritage assets; mapping and GIS
- Cultural tourism
- Ancient Merv Project – research and assistance with site management of the World Heritage Site
- Shanxi Digital Documentation Project
- Medieval cities of Otrar Oasis
- DELPHI (Development of CPD for Heritage Interpretation staff to facilitate Lifelong learning for social Inclusion and European cohesion)
- PROMOTE (PROmoting and validating key competences in MObility and Traineeships in Europe) project
- EDUCCKATE (EDUcation Cultural & Creative Knowledge Alliance for Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs) – management of the European collaborative pilot project (co-financed by the European Commission) to facilitate mentored student internships across seven European countries
- Heritage Values Network
Research Directory Records
- Central Asian offices of UNESCO
- National agencies of monument protection and museums in Central Asia
- UCL Advances
- UNWTO Silk Road project
- UNESCO Silk Road activities
- UCL Qatar
- PhD (2009–2013) University College London, Institute of Archaeology. Thesis Title: A comparative study of the role of heritage in Post-Soviet Central Asian nation-building.
- MA (2007-2008) in Managing Archaeological Sites. University College London, Institute of Archaeology. Distinction.
- Undergraduate degree (1997–2001) in Management of International Tourism. National Institute of Sports and Tourism of Turkmenistan. Distinction.
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