SEAHA Centre for Doctoral Training


Alumnus Scott Orr appointed as Lecturer at UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage

9 July 2019


SEAHA Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) is pleased to announce that SEAHA alumnus Dr Scott Orr has been appointed as Lecturer in Heritage Data Science at the Institute for Sustainable Heritage at UCL.

Scott completed his thesis on Methodologies for evaluating exposure and response of stone masonry to wind-driven rain within SEAHA CDT at the University of Oxford in late 2018. Since finishing his doctorate, he has been a College Lecturer for St Catherine’s College, Oxford in Physical Geography. Alongside this, he has been working within the University of Oxford’s School of Geography and the Environment on collaborative research and dissemination projects with Historic England (HE) and Historic Environment Scotland (HES). The collaboration with HE and HES will produce open access guidance for building professionals that is due to be published within the next year.

In his role with the Institute for Sustainable Heritage, Scott will be the Assistant Course Director on the new MSc programme in Data Science for Cultural Heritage. This new cross-disciplinary programme will create expert data scientists taught through the exciting lens of cultural heritage. In addition to this Scott will coordinate laboratory facilities (including our very own Mobile Heritage Lab), and develop a data-intensive research portfolio within the Institute.

We wish Scott every success in his new role at UCL.