UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage

Prof Kalliopi Fouseki

Prof Kalliopi Fouseki

Professor of Sustainable Heritage Management

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Aug 2011

Research summary

Kalliopi Fouseki is a member of the Complex Built Environment Systems Research Group (CBES) at UCL Bartlett School of Graduate Studies (BSGS). She has been a Co-Investigator for the ‘Collections Demography’ project, a project funded by the UK AHRC/EPSRC Science & Heritage Programme

(http://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/graduate/csh/research/projects/collections-demography) and a Co-Investigator for the 'Mind the Gap' research project funded by AHRC. In addition, she has been co-leading with the UCL Centre for Applied Archaeology a European Research Network on Heritage Values funded by the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (http://www.jpi-culturalheritage.eu/). She is also leading a research project on 'Economic Crisis, Heritage and Identity' funded by the UCL European Institute and public engagement project which was awarded a Beacon bursary from the UCL Public Engagement Unit. As part of this project residents in Waltham Forest are engaged in discussions about energy efficiency in "old" buildings. Through novel visual methods she will explore and co-create with the residents an exhibition on this issue.

Her research interests fall within the broader field of heritage management. Her primary foci lie in the following domains: i) heritage values ii) participatory heritage iii) heritage, conflict and cultural diplomacy iv) heritage, 'urban or rural regeneration' and sustainable development and v) energy efficiency in historic neighborhoods.

She currently supervises ten PhD students doing research in one of the aforementioned themes in Greece, Indonesia, Mexico, China, Thailand, Taiwan, Scotland and Italy. She has two successfully completed doctoral students.

Teaching summary

Teaching Summary

Kalliopi Fouseki is the Course Director of the MSc Sustainable Heritage (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/sustainableheritage/msc.htm) at the Institute for Sustainable Heritage, Bartlett, UCL. She has also taught at the Open University in the UK, Greece and Cyprus. She is also teaching for the MA in Architecture and Historic Urban Environments (School of Architecture) as well as for the Module on Planning Discourses for Urban Development in Historic Cities and Neighborhoods (School of Planning). She is also a Guest Lecturer at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Kalliopi’s teaching interests are in the areas of social, economic, physical and environmental sustainability of cultural heritage as well as on philosophical and ethical issues that relate to heritage management.


Institute of Education
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education | 2013
University College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2008
University College London
Other higher degree, Master of Arts | 2002
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
First Degree, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) | 1999


Kalliopi Fouseki holds a Bachelor of Archaeology and Art History from the National Capodistrian University of Athens (Greece), a MA in Cultural Heritage Studies and a PhD in Heritage Management both awarded from UCL and funded by the Greek State Scholarship Foundation. Before coming to London to conduct her MA in Cultural Heritage Studies at UCL, she worked as an archaeologist at the then Organization for the Construction of the New Acropolis Museum in Athens (current Acropolis Museum). After the completion of her MA degree she worked for the redevelopment of the permanent exhibition of the archaeological museum in Ancient Olympia (Greece). This was followed by her PhD research in Heritage Management at UCL funded by the Greek State Scholarship Foundation and the British Women Federation. Her doctoral research entitled ‘Conflict Resolution in the Management of In-Situ Museums’ adopted an innovative interdisciplinary approach integrating negotiation theories into the heritage management field in the case of in-situ museums, modern structures that enclose in situ conserved archaeological remains. The completion of the thesis was followed by research collaboration at University of York where, as part of the 1807 Commemorated project team (a project funded by AHRC), she investigated the ways in which visitors to exhibitions, commemorating the abolition of the slave trade in the UK, engaged or disengaged from the history of enslavement. In addition, she explored the experience of community members who were consulted during the exhibition development process. She then worked as the New Audience Advocate at the Audience Research and Advocacy Unit of the Science Museum and as an Associate Lecturer at the Open University of UK, Greece and Cyprus before joining the Institute for Sustainable Heritage in August 2011.