SEAHA Advisory Board

Sir Philip Campbell, Nature

Dr. Philip CampbellEditor-in-Chief, Nature
Dr. Philip Campbell is Editor-in-Chief of Nature and of the Nature Publishing Group. His areas of responsibility include the editorial content and management of Nature, and assuring the long-term quality of all Nature publications.
Following his research in upper atmospheric physics, he became the Physical Sciences Editor of Nature and then, in 1988, the founding editor of Physics World. He returned to Nature to take on his current role in 1995. He has worked with the UK government, the European Commission and the US National Institutes of Health on issues relating to science and its impacts in society. Dr Campbell is also Chair to the SEAHA Advisory Board.



Professor Dieter W. Fellner, Fraunhofer Institute of Computer Graphics

Dieter W. Fellner is professor of computer science at TU Darmstadt, Germany and Director of the Fraunhofer Institute of Computer Graphics (IGD) at the same location. He is also professor at TU Graz, Austria, were he established the Institute of Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualization.
His research activities over the last years covered efficient rendering and visualization algorithms, generative and reconstructive modelling, virtual and augmented reality, graphical aspects of internet-based multimedia information systems, cultural heritage and digital libraries.



George Gawlinski, Planning Together Associates

Senior Partner in and Director of Planning Together Associates, has worked as an independent consultant to Public and Voluntary Sector Organisations for the last 20 years. His primary focus has been helping chief executives, senior management teams and trustees  to plan for and handle organisational change.

He has worked extensively with Heritage organisations including, Historic Royal Palaces, Tate Modern, Unesco, Iccrom, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Norfolk museums Service, York Museums Trust, Londons Transport Museum Trust, MDA ( Now Collections Trust), The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Centre for Sustainable Heritage at UCL. He has a special interest in and experience of Leadership, Governance and Organisational development in ‘not for profit organisations’ . He is Chair of Trustees of Kidscape a national childrens charity in the UK, and advises several UN based international NGOs on Governance issues.

Dr Andrew James Herbert, OBE, UCL

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Andrew Herbert has been involved with computers since his schooldays. He gained a PhD at Cambridge where he continued as a lecturer before a career in industry culminated in becoming the Chairman of Microsoft Research EMEA.  Andrew “retired” in 2011 to devote more time to his interests in computer conservation and vintage aviation.  He is the project manager for the EDSAC Replica Project based at the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park engaged in a working reconstruction of the Cambridge EDSAC, the world’s first practical digital computer from 1949.
In the world of aviation he is managing a privately funded project to restore a wrecked 1940’s Supermarine Walrus seaplane to flying condition. He owns and maintains a 1953 de Havilland Chipmunk and belongs to a group owning two 1930’s de Havilland Tiger Moth biplanes.


Dr Robert J. Koestler, Museum Conservation Institute Smithsonian Institution

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Robert J. Koestler earned a doctorate in cell biology and electron microscopy from the City University of New York in 1985. He has worked for more than 40  years in the museum field, first at the American Museum of Natural History and then at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has published more than 100 papers and several edited volumes in conservation science, and has consulted on many object and monument conservation projects worldwide for foundations, museums, collections, and government conservation institutes. He has been an editor of International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation since 1993, and editor-in-chief since 2006. In August 2004, he became the Director of the Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute. He is known for his advances in art conservation research and practice, including quantification and early detection of biodeterioration; assessment of visual changes in material surfaces; and control of insect and fungal infestations in objects.

Baroness Margaret Sharp, House of Lords

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Baroness Margaret Sharp sits on the Liberal Democrat benches of the House of Lords and chaired the 2005/6 inquiry by its Science and Technology Select Committee into science and heritage.  She subsequently chaired the advisory committee for the AHRC/EPSRC Science and Heritage Programme and is President of the National Heritage Science Forum.  Her own background is as academic economist specialising in the economics of science, technology and innovation.  In the House of Lords she has been party spokesperson on education and takes a particular interest in issues relating to higher and further education.



Anna Southall, OBE, Museums Libraries and Archives Council

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Anna enjoyed a varied career in the cultural sector, initially as a conservator at Tate Gallery, then Director of the National Museums of Wales and ultimately Chief Executive of the Museums Libraries and Archives Council.  Since 1975 she has served on the boards of a number of independent grant making bodies.  She chaired the Barrow Cadbury Trust from 1996 to 2006; in 2004 she joined the Board of the fledgling Big Lottery Fund, serving as Vice Chair from2006-2014.  Her current roles include Interim Chair of the Arnolfini in Bristol (where she lives) and Vice Chair of the Wales Millennium Centre.

Dr Mechtild Rössler, Heritage Division at UNESCO

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Dr Mechtild Rössler has a Masters in Cultural Geography from Freiburg University (Germany) and a Ph.D from the Faculty for Earth Sciences, University of Hamburg (1988). She joined the “Cité des Sciences et de L’Industrie” (Paris, France) in 1989 and 1990/91 the Department of Geography, University of California at Berkeley, USA. Since 1991 she has worked at UNESCO in Paris, first in the Division for Ecological Sciences and since 1992 at the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. In 2013 she became its Deputy Director and in May 2014 the Deputy Director of the Heritage Division.  She has published and co-authored 13 books and more than 100 articles.



Peter Wienand, Farrer & Co LLP

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Peter Wienand heads the IP & Commercial Team at law firm Farrer & Co LLP.  His practice areas include media and publishing, research, higher education, art and cultural heritage.  He is a Trustee of The Henry Moore Foundation; Member of the Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee of PPA Business; Member of the Advisory Board of Transforming Tate Britain; and a Member of the Museums Intellectual Property Network.  Previously he was Deputy Chair of the Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information (APPSI), and a director of Collections Trust.




Professor Lesley Yellowlees, CBE, Royal Society of Chemistry

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Lesley Yellowlees is currently Vice Principal and Head of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Edinburgh.  She has worked with the Royal Society of Chemistry for many years and became their first female President in July 2012. Her research interests include inorganic electrochemistry and spectroelectrochemistry, epr spectroscopy, solar energy and CO2 conversion.  She is a champion for the promotion of women in science.  Lesley was awarded CBE in 2014 for services to chemistry and admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2012.



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SEAHA Advisory Board Members (left to right): George Gawlinski, Dr Robert J. Koestler, Peter Wienand, Anna Southall, Dr Andrew Herbert, Dr Philip Campbell, Baroness Margaret Sharp.













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