Staff

The Ironbridge Centre for 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

Professor Henry Chapman

Professor Henry Chapman

Professor of Archaeology

Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology

Henry’s research interests centre on the later prehistoric period, and particularly the relationships between human activity and environmental change within past landscapes and focusing on wetland sites. He specialises in the use of digital technologies to enable the modelling and analysis of the wide range of information required for such study to engage with past sites and landscapes.

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Dr Helle Jørgensen

Dr Helle Jørgensen

Lecturer in Cultural Heritage Studies

Department of History

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.

Dr Ioanna Katapidi

Dr Ioanna Katapidi

Lecturer

Department of History

I am a Lecturer at the Ironbridge Centre for Heritage, University of Birmingham, interested in the interaction between people and place and the role of heritage in this interaction. I am particularly interested in the role of heritage in place making and place identity in urban and rural areas, exploring especially local communities’ perceptions and their dynamics and potential in ...

Dr Faye Sayer

Dr Faye Sayer

Assistant Professor in Heritage and History

Department of History

I am interested in the value of cultural heritage has to communities, particularly how it impacts wider individual and communal social values; including wellbeing and mental health. 

Honorary staff

Dr John Carman

Dr John Carman

Honorary Senior Lecturer in Heritage Valuation

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 recently honoured with a ...

Professor Mike Robinson

Professor Mike Robinson

Emeritus Professor of Cultural Heritage

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 the past and how tourism works with heritage to shape identities at the individual and collective level.