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Heritage for Business has a wealth of expertise under one roof geared at helping businesses use their past to influence their future.

Meet the team

  • Professor Jonathan Morris

    Professor of Modern European History and Director of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Research Institute at the University; he is an expert in the coffee and hospitality industries and has worked with many companies and high profile brands in this sector.

    Read more on Professor Jonathan Morris.

  • Peter D'Sena

    Peter D'Sena is a Lecturer in History at the University of Hertfordshire where he teaches Public History and English Heritage.  He has extensive experience of developing and managing partnerships for placements that develop students' academic, professional and personal attributes.

    In 2013, the Historical Association awarded him with an honorary fellowship for his services to history and history education.

  • Professor Owen Davies

    Professor of Social History and co-founder of the University's Heritage Hub. He has considerable experience of creating public engagement activities and community partnerships around the social, cultural and commercial value of heritage.

    He also founded the University's Heritage i-Teams, which trains students to work with businesses and organisations to explore the potential of their heritage.

  • Dr Grace Lees-Maffei

    Reader in Design History and Director of DHeritage, the Professional Doctorate in Heritage is an expert in the history of design, marketing and mediation of household goods; she has worked with manufacturers and retailers in the UK and Europe.

    Read more on Dr Grace Lees-Maffei.

  • Helen Casey

    Helen Casey is Managing Director of Magic Beans Media Ltd, a corporate video production company based in Eton and London. She is also a doctoral student on the Hertfordshire University DHeritage course, due to graduate in 2020.

    She's hoping to combine work and study by submitting a documentary film as well as a thesis.

    Read more on Helen Casey.

  • Judy Faraday

    Judy Faraday has been the Archivist for the John Lewis Partnership for over 20 years and now runs their Heritage Centre in Cookham, Berks. Her personal research interests include retail and women's history and she works closely with the commercial areas of John Lewis and Waitrose as well as maintaining strong links with the archive profession and the University.

    Judy is a Senior Visiting Fellow of the Heritage Hub.

    Read more on Judy Faraday.

  • Professor Margrit Schulte Beerbühl

    Professor Dr. Margrit Schulte Beerbühl is senior lecturer at the Department of Modern History II at Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf, and a Senior International Visiting Fellow in the Heritage Hub.

    Her research focuses on topics in business and migration history, and she has worked extensively with the banking, chocolate, Italian ice-cream and dyeing industries, developing collaborations built around student projects such as the creation of radio, film and exhibition documentaries on regional industrial heritage.

External collaborators

  • Dr Alix Green

    Dr Alix Green is Lecturer in Public History at the University of Central Lancashire.

    She worked extensively in  policy and communications before becoming an academic, and now specialises in the uses of history in government, business and public life.

    She was the co-founder of Heritage for Business and continues to collaborate actively with the unit.

    Read more on Dr Alix Green.

More information

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