Institute of Archaeology

Dr Ona Vileikis Tamayo

Dr Ona Vileikis Tamayo

Research Fellow

Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square

Institute of Archaeology

Joined UCL
1st Jan 2019

Research summary

I’m currently a research fellow of the Central Asian Archaeological Landscape (CAAL) project at the Institute of Archeology.

I was originally trained as architect. Now my research explores the way in which digital technologies contribute to policy development, standards and guidelines for documentation and monitoring of heritage management. 


Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Doctorate, Doctorat | 2018
Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus-Senftenberg
Other higher degree, Master of Arts | 2008
Universidad Javeriana
First Degree, Bachelor of Architecture | 2002


I hold a PhD in Civil Engineering of the University of Leuven, Belgium and MA in World Heritage Studies at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany.

Among other professional activities, I’m a member of the Executive Committee of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee CIPA Heritage Documentation and was appointed as the International Co-chair for ICOMOS GA2020 and GA2023 Scientific Symposia in Sydney.  I’m also is serving as co-editor of the Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development.

I enjoy collaborating with local professionals, government officials worldwide. Since 2010, I’ve been actively serving as advisor to the UNESCO Silk Roads World Heritage nomination.