Staff

The Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage is based at the University of Birmingham.

We host a large number of external lecturers and visiting scholars who offer their expertise and experience to our programmes. These contributions are regularly reviewed to keep them fresh and relevant to the current situation.

Academic staff

Dr John Carman

Senior Lecturer in Heritage Valuation

Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage

I am an archaeologist with an interest in what archaeology ‘does’ in the world – how it came to be as it is, why we study what we do in the way we do it, and what that means in terms of understanding ourselves. I work particularly in two fields: cultural heritage; and conflict archaeology, especially the archaeology of battlefields. I have been most recently honoured with a ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7493
Email
j.carman@bham.ac.uk

Dr Helle Jørgensen

Lecturer in Cultural Heritage Studies

Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage

An anthropologist by education, I enjoy doing interdisciplinary research. My main interest is the production of heritage in post/colonial contexts and the associated politics of history, social memory and development, including local as well as transnational relations and practices, from heritage management to tourism and the social lives of the people living near designated heritage sites.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5498
Email
h.jorgensen@bham.ac.uk

Professor Mike Robinson

Professor of Cultural Heritage
Director, Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage

Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage

I am Director of the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage - a major inter-disciplinary research and graduate Institute working with the World Heritage Site and associated museums of Ironbridge.

My interests lie in how we produce and consume categories of heritage within changing cultural and cross-cultural contexts. I am particularly interested in how tourists experience ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3119
Email
m.d.robinson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Tamara West

Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage

I am interested in how people share, negotiate or contest spaces of memory, heritage and identity and how these activities impact upon wider issues of policy and practice. My academic background is in Cultural Geography and in Visual Studies. My PhD and publications so far have explored the practices and interactive spaces of memory and identity, focusing upon how memories of displacement are ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 5616
Email
t.e.west@bham.ac.uk

Dr Roger White

Dr Roger White

Senior Lecturer

Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology

Since 2000, I have been Academic Director at Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage , a leading provider of International and World Heritage Management training for postgraduate students. I am editor of the Historic Environment Journal and represent the University on a number of committees within the Institute for Archaeologists.

Telephone
+44 (0)1952 435 936/+44 (0)121 414 5493
Email
r.h.white@bham.ac.uk