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Professor Celmara Pocock

Professor Celmara Pocock
Name Celmara Pocock
Position Professor (Anthropology) and Director (Centre for Heritage and Culture)
Section School of Humanities and Communication
Office Q516 / Q233
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1008
Extension 1008
Email
Qualifications BA(Hons) UWA , GCertEd JCU , PhD JCU
Homepage https://usq.academia.edu/CelmaraPocock
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Executive Support

Professor Celmara Pocock is an international leader in heritage research. Her research is published in leading research journals, with additional books and book chapters published with prestigious scholarly publishers and editors. She has also authored a number of industry and government reports that continue to be used in heritage practice. Her research has been at the forefront of Heritage Studies as it has emerged as a significant international field of theoretical and critical inquiry. Celmara's research maintains connection with applied aspects of heritage research including heritage management policy and practice. She has been awarded competitive research funding including Australian Research Council grants, industry funding and prestigious fellowships. Her research leadership draws on her prior experience as a Senior Manager in the Heritage and Museum sectors, including as Assistant Director of Indigenous Heritage for the Commonwealth Government and as the Head of the Cultures and Histories Program at Queensland Museum. Celmara Pocock is a Member of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, a full member of Australia ICOMOS (International Committee on Monument and Sites), a fellow of the Australian Anthropological Society, a member of the Australian Historical Association and a member of the international Association of Critical Heritage Studies.


  • Tourism not elsewhere classified ( 150699 )
  • Anthropology not elsewhere classified ( 160199 )
  • Historical Studies ( 210300 )
  • Heritage and Cultural Conservation ( 210202 )
  • Curatorial and Related Studies ( 210200 )
  • History and Archaeology ( 210000 )
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology ( 160104 )
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History ( 210301 )
  • Museum Studies ( 210204 )
  • Cultural Studies ( 200200 )
  • Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander History ( 450107 )
  • Anthropology not elsewhere classified ( 440199 )
  • Heritage And Cultural Conservation ( 430205 )
  • Archival ( 430201 )
  • Social And Cultural Anthropology ( 440107 )
  • Heritage ( 430200 )
  • Historical Studies ( 430300 )
  • Anthropology ( 440100 )
  • Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Culture ( 450100 )
  • Cultural Studies Of Agriculture ( 470205 )
  • Cultural Studies ( 470200 )
  • Culture ( 470208 )
  • Tourism Management ( 350803 )
  • Tourist Behaviour And Visitor Experience ( 350806 )
  • Tourism ( 350800 )
  • Impacts Of Tourism ( 350801 )

Heritage Studies, including Aboriginal history and heritage, World Heritage, culture-nature, heritage tourism.

Heritage interpretation and museum studies, including material culture, memory, senses and emotion.

Anthropology of space, place and environment, including Great Barrier Reef, Tasmania and regional Queensland.


Member, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Fellow of the Australian Anthropological Society
Full Member, Australia ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites)
Member of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies
Member of the Australian Historical Association


  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)
  • Centre for Heritage and Culture (CHC)

Anthropology
ANT1001 Introductory Anthropology
ANT3011 Cultural Heritage Management
ANT3012 Material Culture and Museums
HMT4001 - Honours Dissertation A
HMT4002 - Honours Dissertation B
Research Supervision - Honours and PhD


12 Years


3 Years


Director, Centre for Heritage + Culture


  • Tourism not elsewhere classified ( 150699 )
  • Anthropology not elsewhere classified ( 160199 )
  • Heritage and Cultural Conservation ( 210202 )
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology ( 160104 )
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History ( 210301 )
  • Museum Studies ( 210204 )
  • Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander History ( 450107 )
  • Anthropology not elsewhere classified ( 440199 )
  • Heritage And Cultural Conservation ( 430205 )
  • Archival ( 430201 )
  • Social And Cultural Anthropology ( 440107 )
  • Heritage ( 430200 )
  • Historical Studies ( 430300 )
  • Anthropology ( 440100 )
  • Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Culture ( 450100 )
  • Cultural Studies Of Agriculture ( 470205 )
  • Cultural Studies ( 470200 )
  • Culture ( 470208 )
  • Tourism Management ( 350803 )
  • Tourist Behaviour And Visitor Experience ( 350806 )
  • Tourism ( 350800 )
  • Impacts Of Tourism ( 350801 )