James LeshStaff member
Dr James Lesh is an urban historian and Lecturer in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies. His research explores the theory and practice of heritage conservation in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Before joining Deakin University, he had previous appointments at the University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, and King’s College London.
James’ latest book Values in Cities: Urban Heritage in Twentieth-Century Australia offers an overview of the Australian heritage movement and the emergence of a professional field and academic discipline for urban and cultural heritage. His research has also appeared in leading academic journals and book collections. He is a regular contributor to public and industry debates on heritage conservation.