Scientific Committee

Co-directors of the Centre for Heritage:
Dr Sophia LabadiDr David NettleinghamDr Sophie Vigneron
with Maria Dimitriou, Francesca Giliberto and Luke Shoveller

Administration Board


SophiaDr Sophia Labadi is senior lecturer in Heritage and Archeology at the University of Kent and Co-Director of the Centre for Heritage. She has co-edited a new book entitled Urban Heritage, Development, and Sustainability (Routledge, 2016) with Professor William Logan. Her research focuses on International Heritage and Cultural Diplomacy, Heritage and Development and Museums and Social Justice.
Maria Dimitriou  is a PhD student in Architecture at the University of Kent (UK), conducting a research on Industrial Heritage Management, Architectural Conservation and Urban Regeneration. During her professional experiences and postgraduate studies at ETH Zurich she benefited from interdisciplinary working and academic environments.


Francesca Giliberto 
is a PhD student jointly supervised by Politecnico di Torino (Italy) and the University of Kent (UK), conducting a research entitled “Historic cities between conservation and development: a comparative analysis of current urban management strategies in Italy and in the UK”.