We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Durham University

Research & business

View Profile

Miss Ana Fernandes-de-Almeida

Contact Miss Ana Fernandes-de-Almeida

Academic Biography

In 2017, I completed Durham University’s BA (Hons) in Classical Past, with a First Class Award and a Maltby Exhibition Prize for my dissertation. I then undertook a MA in International Cultural Heritage Management, also at Durham University, which I was awarded with distinction.

Research Topic

Heritage disengaged from life: the case of Newcastle-upon-Tyne’s historic cemeteries.


My PhD thesis will investigate why three listed Victorian cemeteries in Newcastle-upon-Tyne are currently disengaged from the lives of their local communities and how these cemeteries can become of use and relevant to their communities again. By conducting a consultation of relevant stakeholders and a comparative analysis of other cemeteries, this research shall investigate how these heritage assets can once more contribute to societal and individual well-being, while in return having communities committed to and engaging in ensuring their long-term conservation.


2017- Postgraduate Student Support Scholarship- £3000

2017- UNESCO AWARD- £500

Research Groups

Department of Archaeology

Is supervised by