UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage



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

Our 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.

Our honorary and visiting appointments will add significant value to both UCL ISH programmes, and show our appreciation of the work and dedication of our partners.

If you are interested in joining the institute, please contact any one of the academic staff listed below. We are 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
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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 for Sustainable Heritage MSc
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Matija Strlic
Matija Strlic 
Professor of Heritage Science
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Kalliopi Fouseki
Kalliopi Fouseki
Deputy Programme Lead for MSc Sustainable Heritage
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Katherine Curran
Katherine Curran
Associate Professor
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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
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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Cecilia Bembibre Jacobo 
Lecturer in Sustainable Heritage
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Daniela Reggio 
Lecturer in Analytical Science for Sustainable Heritage
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Research staff

Georgios Alexopoulos
Research Fellow in Olfactory Heritage Science
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Miriam Andrews
Research Fellow in Translational Heritage Science
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Carolien Coon
Research Associate 
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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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Technical staff

Miriam Wright
Technician, Heritage Science Labs
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Honorary and visiting appointments

Heather Viles
Honorary Professor

Christopher Young
Visiting Professor