Sarah FORGESSON

UCL, RESEARCH ASSistant Sarah is a New Zealand born archaeologist with a deep passion for Oceania and the development of sustainable and representative approaches to heritage management strategies for local communities in the face of climate change. Her doctoral research combines qualitative surveys and GIS to create a specific understanding of how Indigenous groups are working to value and relocate their heritage for a future away from their home lands. These experiences are helping the CAAL project to further investigate the effects of climate change in Central Asia and form a better understanding… Read More

Gai JORAYEV

UCL, research fellow Gai’s expertise in heritage management planning and public archaeology in Central Asia has rapidly spread to projects in Africa and the EU and led to collaborative projects with UNESCO, ICOMOS, and UNWTO in addition to development projects with the EU and UNFPA. His is driven by a passion for heritage preservation, capacity building, and development projects in tandem with spatial analysis and modelling. At the Institute of Archaeology he teaches for the master’s degree course on heritage management as well as managing UCL’s Digital Heritage laboratory and leads UCL… Read More

LIU Yunxiao

ucl, research assistant Yunxiao is currently pursuing a PhD focusing on the management of under researched archaeological sites along the Oases Routes in Xinjiang. This work will contribute to the GIS mapping and analysis of sites in this region as they relate to those of Central Asia, thus creating a larger and more inclusive inventory of what is extant and how cross-border knowledge and collaboration contributes to documentation and protection of sites. Her previous work has included internships at the Dunhuang Research Academy where she examined conservation efforts against destructive disease in… Read More