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Professor Sarah Baker

Chief Investigator

Sarah Baker is a professor of cultural sociology at Griffith University. Sarah’s research expertise is in critical heritage studies. Her work explores the sustainability of the community heritage sector, connections between heritage and well-being, and the connections between heritage and the pursuit of cultural justice for local communities. Sarah is the co-leader of the Heritage and Well-being research theme in the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research. She has been residing on Norfolk Island since 2019. 

Dr Zelmarie Cantillon

Chief Investigator

Zelmarie Cantillon is a Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow in the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University. Her research expertise is in critical heritage studies, tourism, space and place and cultural policy. Zel is interested in understanding how heritage initiatives can have meaningful impacts on people’s lives in the present. In particular, her recent research has focused on the relationship between heritage, cultural justice and urban transformations. Zel is co-leader of the Cultural Infrastructure research program in the Institute for Culture and Society.

Chelsea Evans

Research fellow

Chelsea Evans is a Norfolk Islander of Pitcairn descent and a PhD Candidate at Griffith University in the field of critical heritage studies. Her research areas are grounded in themes of sociology, decolonial theory, Indigenous research methods and affective heritage. She is passionate about foregrounding the various layers of heritage on Norfolk Island that also recognise the Norfolk Island peoples’ special relationship to place through an understanding of kamfram (heritage). Chelsea has been a member of the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research since 2018 and currently lives on Norfolk Island.