UNEW - Newcastle University
- The International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies
- United Kingdom
Newcastle University is a research-intensive institution with a global reputation for academic excellence, focusing on the creation and the dissemination of knowledge, developing research and teaching activities, as well as engagement in national and international strategic initiatives in cooperation with a wide range of partners. According to the influential professional publication Research Fortnight, it is ranked among the top 20 higher education institutions in the UK in terms of research power; in the latest Research Assessment Exercise, RAE 2008, at least half of its research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. UNEW, which has one of the largest European Union research portfolios, is also a member of the Russell Group, comprising 20 leading research institutions in the UK.
In order to promote interdisciplinary research, the University has established a range of internationally renowned research institutes. The International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies is a leading academic centre for research and teaching in museum, gallery and heritage studies. Internationally renowned for high quality professional training, research and consultancy, ICCHS seeks to foster improved professional practice within the sector on regional, national and international levels, by enhancing the understanding of museums, galleries and cultural and natural heritage organisations and by developing awareness of their histories, representations and management, as well as their roles within society.
Chris WhiteheadRF01 Leader chris.whitehead(at)ncl.ac.uk He is Professor of Museology and member of the University's Cultural Affairs Steering Group and the Great North Museum's Board.
Rhiannon Mason. rhiannon.mason(at)ncl.ac.uk She is a Senior Lecturer in Museum, Gallery, and Heritage Studies at the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies (ICCHS), Newcastle University.
Susannah Eckersley. susannah.eckersley(at)ncl.ac.uk She is a Lecturer in Museum, Gallery and Heritage Studies in the International Centre for Cultural Heritage Studies at Newcastle University and has also taught on BA modules in Art History and Architecture at Newcastle.