CRCAH doctoral candidate
Creative cuisine creating futures?
Kirsty's research interest is in how heritage practice and public policy can be interwoven to think though issues of social and economic development across a range of geopolitical contexts. Kirsty's research 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 can target equitable social growth. In concert, this work develops new perspectives on how historical, social 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