Dr Steven Timoney



  • Programme Leader and Lecturer

Academic Responsibilities

Programme Leader:

  • MSc Interpretation: Management and Practice
  • MSc Tourism

Module Leader:

  • Engaging with Heritage (Level 11)
  • Research Methods and Techniques (Level 11)
  • Visitor Studies (Level 11)
  • Dissertation (Level 11)
  • Frontiers, Landscapes and Journeys (Level 9)

Additional Academic Responsibilities

  • Research Associate, Centre for Northern Studies, UHI
  • Member of UHI Knowledge Exchange Tourism Group
  • Member of UHI SILK Research Cluster Group


  • PhD Archaeology – Presenting Archaeological Sites to the Public in Scotland (University of Glasgow)
  • MPhil Archaeological Studies (University of Glasgow)
  • MA (Hons) Human Geography (University of Aberdeen)
  • PGCert Teaching in Higher Education (University of the Highlands and Islands)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

External Responsibilities

  • Member of the Perth and Kinross Archaeological Research Framework (PKARF) Steering Group
  • Member of Research Committee, Interpret Europe

Selected research publications

Research Interests

My research interests include social geography, particularly place-making through recreational activities; experiential cultural landscapes; interpretation of cultural heritage; and public and community archaeology.

Previous PhD Students

  • Alison Keir ‘Coastal Change and Heritage in Northern Scotland’

Selected Projects

  • Vindolanda Museum and the Roman Army Museum – A Heritage Lottery Fund supported £6.3 million redevelopment and interpretation project
  • National Museums Northern Ireland – Plantation to Powersharing. Exhibition evaluation and community engagement research project to inform the redevelopment of the galleries in Ulster Museum which deal with the history of The Troubles to the present day.
  • Erasmus+ Tourism Education in Iceland Project to develop tourism education in Iceland with Háskólafélag Suðurlands and the University of Malaga. Website: www.tourope.net
  • Presentation of Gaelic in Visitor Interpretation research project, for Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Interpret Scotland.

Wider Interests

Outside of work, I enjoy running long distances up hills and mountains!

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