I am currently a Research Postgraduate, working on a collaborative doctoral partnership project with Historic Environment Scotland. My research is focused on how we can better understand and evidence the social values associated with the historic environment. I hold degrees in History (BA, University of Exeter), Environment, Development and Policy (MA, University of Sussex), and Social Anthropology (MRes, University of Aberdeen). I am also an experienced professional, with a background working internationally for organisations promoting human rights and citizen participation. My current research builds on my professional and academic experience, as well as my interest in history, heritage and community empowerment.