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Will Megarry is an archaeologist, geographical information systems (GIS) and heritage management specialist with over 15 years commercial and academic experience. He has a particular interest in (and has published widely on) the application and transferability of geospatial technologies to archaeology and cultural heritage site management and protection. His career has included time in commercial GIS and heritage management consultancy and he has worked at World Heritage Sites and other cultural heritage sites around the world including Petra, Machu Picchu and the Brú na Bóinne. He is a member of ICOMOS Ireland and an Expert Member of ICOMOS-ICAHM.
He is Senior Lecturer in Geographical Information Science, teaching GIS and remote sensing, with a particular focus on their use as decision support tools for policy and management decision making. He is also an active field archaeologist with an ongoing project looking at Neolithic stone tool production in the Shetland Islands, UK, funded by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. When not not researching prehistory, he is interested in the more recent archaeologies of emigrant communities and is PI on the Hidden Histories Project, exploring Ulster heritage in Ontario, Canada.
More recently, his research has been exploring the intersection between climate change and cultural heritage. He is a Bureau Member of the ICOMOS Climate Change and Cultural Heritage Working Group and Principal Investigator on the AHRC-DCMS funded Values-based Climate Change Risk Assessment: Piloting the Climate Vulnerability Index for Cultural Heritage in Africa project, which is providing foundational training in climate vulnerability assessment to heritage professionals in Africa. He also coordinated the Heritage on the Edge Project, a collaboration between ICOMOS, CyArk and Google Arts and Culture.
ARP 1013 - Introduction to World Archaeology (Contributor)
ARP 2057 - Archaeology in Practice (Module Coordinator)
ARP 2058 - Archaeology of Islands (Module Coordinator)
ARP 4508 - Geospatial Techniques in Archaeology (Module Coordinator)
Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries London (FSA)
Member of ICOMOS Ireland and Bureau Member, ICOMOS Working Group on Cultural Heritage and Climate Change
Expert Member, ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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Delaney, E. L., McKinley, J. M., Megarry, W., Graham, C., Leahy, P. G., Bank, L. C. & Gentry, R. C., Jul 2021, In: Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 170, 12 p., 105601.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Insular networks: An exploration of material distribution, insularity and island identity on the edge of Europe in the Shetland NeolithicMegarry, W. P., Markham, M., Gilhooley, B., O'Neill, B. & Cooney, G., 30 Aug 2021, (Early online date) In: The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
Lessons from the Edge: Assessing the impact and efficacy of digital technologies to stress urgency about climate change and cultural heritage globallyMegarry, W. & Hadick, K., 07 Jul 2021, (Early online date) In: The Historic Environment: Policy & Practice.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile5 Downloads (Pure)
Megarry, W., 01 Nov 2020, In: Journal of Irish Archaeology. XXIX, p. 192-195
Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review › peer-review
Megarry, William (Recipient), 01 Jun 2019
Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively
William Megarry (Advisor)01 Jul 2021 → 30 Sep 2021
Activity: Consultancy types › Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation
William Megarry (Invited speaker)22 Jun 2021
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course
William Megarry (Keynote speaker)10 Feb 2021
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited or keynote talk at national or international conference