Kirsty Marshall

Doctoral candidate Marshall

Kirsty's research interest is in how heritage practices and knowledge can be brought to bear on issues of sustainability and regional development across a range of geopolitical and social contexts. Kirsty's current PhD research, titled 'Creative Cuisine Creating Futures?', takes up this interest through an investigation of a vocational training restaurant enterprise, which currently operates in several country sites across Southeast Asia. Kirsty's research provides a regionally grounded examination of how processes of cultural and historical engagement may facilitate more meaningful participation in the mainstream economy. In concert, Kirsty's research develops new perspectives on how historical, social development, and business methodologies can be brought together to promote innovative and locally adaptable responses to regional development challenges.

Prior to commencing her PhD research Kirsty worked for several years in the public heritage sector: in a public liaison role at Museum Victoria, and also as a researcher within a number of private consulting projects concerned with the development of cultural tourism assets within regional Victoria.


'Johnny Mullagh Cricket: "It's more than a game"', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 15(2), 2012.