“Sophia teaches me in one of my modules and is also my academic advisor and is exceptional at both.”
(2014 Teaching Award nomination under the categories ‘Best Teacher’, ‘Fantastic Feedback’, ‘Best Supervision’, ‘Teaching Employability’)


At the University of Kent, I teach a course on Archaeological Theory, as part of the MA in Archaeology, the MA in Ancient History, and the MA in Roman History and Archaeology. I have also developed a Master’s programme in ‘International Heritage and Law’. I created this programme to fill a gap in the training of heritage specialists and legal experts. Students can take a core module on ‘Heritage and Development’ and choose optional modules that cover ‘Heritage and Human Rights’, ‘Archaeological Theory’, ‘Cultural Heritage Law’, ‘Intellectual Property Rights’, or ‘Law and Development’, before undertaking an extended dissertation over the summer. I have also developed and taught two undergraduate modules in heritage studies and museum studies, with compulsory internships for students.


Marija Kamber – Understanding the notion of cultural heritage in Europe through the activities of the Council of Europe: A look from beyond the official policies

Ayda Majd Ardekani – Evaluation of visitors’ experiences at the St Augustine’s Abbey before and after projecting reconstructed imageries of non-existent artefacts of the abbey on site

Michelle Webb – Can intergenerational perspectives of local heritage aid community engagement and inclusion by providing more holistic understandings of community values for regeneration?

Maria Dimitriou – Transformation of Industrial Heritage: The Case of Volos, Greece. Preserving the value of industrial heritage in historic towns through conservation, regeneration and reuse. Felicia Fricke – The Lifeways of Enslaved People in Curaçao, St Eustatius, and St Maarten/St Martin: A Thematic Analysis of Archaeological, Osteological, and Oral Historical Data Francesca Giliberto – Historic cities between conservation and development: a comparative analysis of current urban management strategies in Italy and United Kingdom Karl Goodwin – ‘Modern ethnicity and ancient culture: The persistence of white narratives in displays of the Roman past’
Dr Francesca Giliberto – Post-Doc on the projects ‘Harnessing the power of Heritage, Tourism and the Creative Industries for poverty alleviation’ (funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund) and the project ‘Rethinking Heritage for Development’, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.