UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage

Mr George Alexopoulos

Mr George Alexopoulos

Research Fellow in Olfactory Heritage Science

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
22nd Jul 2021

Research summary

My teaching and research activity encompasses cultural heritage studies, museum studies and heritage management. My work is informed by qualitative approaches to heritage research and my specific research interests include reconciling tangible with intangible heritage values, intangible and multisensory cultural heritage (particularly food heritage, olfactory heritage, living religious heritage) and the promotion of sustainability through heritage.

Teaching summary


University College London
Other higher degree, Master of Arts | 2002
University of Athens
First Degree, Bachelor of Arts | 2001


Professional History:

2020-2021: Teaching Fellow in Heritage and Museum Studies, UCL Institute of Archaeology

2019-2021: Assistant Professor (Part-time Pots-doc position), Leopold-Franzens-Universitat Innsbruck 

2018-19: Research Associate, EU-funded BigPicnic Project, UCL Institute of Archaeology

2018-19: Temporary Lecturer, UCL Qatar
2017-present: Adjunct Lecturer, Hellenic Open University
2015-17: Teaching Fellow in Heritage and Museum Studies, UCL Institute of Archaeology
2014-16: Adjunct Lecturer, Open University of Cyprus

2013-15: Adjunct Lecturer, Hellenic Open University

2012-2014: Research Associate, EU-funded 'Discovering the Archaeologists of Europe 2014' project, Initiative for Heritage Conservancy

2011: Visiting Research Fellow, Initiative for Heritage Conservancy

2009-2010: Research Associate, Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past, University of York

Educational Background:

2010: PhD in Heritage Management, UCL Institute of Archaeology
2002: MA in Cultural Heritage Studies, UCL Institute of Archaeology
2001: BA in Archaeology and Art History, National and Capodistrian University of Athens