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Louise specialises in the sustainable management of cultural heritage, with a particular interest in the relationship between ancient and modern uses of vernacular building materials including earthen architecture. Climate change adaptation and resilience has become a key factor in any discussion on the future of heritage, especially in Central Asia where predicted changes in the Third Pole will have lasting impacts on the region. She will contribute to the project on assessing the developing climate and heritage activities, policies, and studies at play in the region which will contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of the dynamic risks and the potential hazards climate change poses to sites and materials in the region. Given the fact that the entire CAAL team are in love with hiking boots, Louise’s musings on boot repair make her one of our favourite people.