UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage


Academics, research and technical staff

Academics at the Institute for Sustainable Heritage represent some of the world's most respected experts in the disciplines of heritage and science.

UCL ISH staff produce substantial scholarly work and highly innovative research at the leading edge of the field. Their knowledge and experience ranges from arts and humanities disciplines, to social and natural sciences, working in and with museums, galleries, libraries, archives, major businesses, SMEs and policy bodies.

If you are interested in joining the institute, please contact any one of the academic staff listed below. UCL ISH is particularly keen to hear from post-doctoral researchers looking to work as part of a cross-disciplinary institute.


UCL ISH academics are well-equipped to lead complex projects and to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Recognition of the quality of the institute's research includes winning the Europa Nostra Grand Prix for Research.

May Cassar, ISH
May Cassar
Professor of Sustainable Heritage
Tel: +44 (0)20 3108 9005
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Adam Gibson
Adam Gibson
Professor of Heritage Science
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Richard Sandford
Richard Sandford
Professor of Heritage Evidence, Foresight and Policy
Programme Lead
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Matija Strlic
Matija Strlic 
Professor of Heritage Science
Tel: +44 (0)20 3108 9036
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Kalliopi Fouseki
Kalliopi Fouseki
Deputy Programme Lead for MSc Sustainable Heritage
Tel: +44 (0)20 3108 9038
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Katherine Curran
Katherine Curran
Associate Professor
Programme Lead for MSc Sustainable Heritage
Tel: +44 (0)20767 99042
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Alejandra Albuerne
Alejandra Albuerne
Lecturer in Sustainable Heritage
Deputy Programme Lead for MSc Sustainable Heritage
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Josep Grau-Bove
Josep Grau-Bove
Associate Professor
Programme Lead for Data Science for Cultural Heritage MSc
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Scott Allan Orr
Scott Orr
Lecturer in Heritage Data Science
Deputy Programme Lead for Data Science for Cultural Heritage MSc
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Pakhee Kumar
Pakhee Kumar
Lecturer (Teaching) in Sustainable Heritage and Data Analysis
Deputy Programme Lead for Sustainable Heritage MSc
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Research staff

Cecilia Bembibre Jacobo 
Research Associate
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Carolien Coon
Research Associate 
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Dr Himantha Cooray
Research Fellow
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Simoni Da Ros
Research Associate 
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Argyro Gkili
Research Associate
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Georgios Alexopoulos
Research Fellow in Olfactory Heritage Science
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Technical staff

Miriam Wright
Technician, Heritage Science Labs
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