Why research matters to WHUK and its partners
Research has been on the WHUK agenda ever since the organisation’s earliest inception. The Board took the view that well-founded research would help to increase understanding of the UK’s sites and help achieve educational objectives related to WHUK’s charitable objects
In 2016 WHUK Professor Ian Wray and Dr. Carol Ludwig at Liverpool University in the Department of Civic Design undertook an extensive survey of partners to identify their research interests and needs (Ian Wray is Vice Chair of WHUK with a special interest in research issues). This was an open-ended survey and was written up in the report: ‘Towards an Outline Research Strategy’ available 3here WHUK Research Position Paper v1 Sept 2017.
Following discussion at the last annual WHUK conference in Caernarfon, Jamie Davies volunteered to take the research agenda forward with Ian Wray and was appointed by the Board as Honorary Head of Research for World Heritage UK.
Jamie Davies is a teaching fellow in cultural heritage at the Ironbridge International Institute for cultural heritage, University of Birmingham delivering modules for the World Heritage Studies MA and International Heritage Management MA. He is in the final stages of a PhD researching on Education at World Heritage Sites- How are World Heritage Values communicated within the formal learning process. Jamie is a Heritage Lottery Fund Committee member for Wales (2016-2019). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Jamie’s first piece of work can be downloaded here: WHUK Research Position Paper v1 Sept 2017