Dr Steve Chaddock

Honorary Associate Lecturer

School of Architecture, Design and Planning
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology


Steve holds degrees in Archaeology, BA(hons) (University of London), Museum Studies, MA (University of London) and Anthropology, PhD graduate (University of Queensland). He is a cultural heritage professional who has over 30 years experience in the sector.

In relation to sustainable development, his research brings novel attention onto the social and cultural dimensions of the material culture of collections and of the built environment. Steve is interested in developing an appreciation of value in material culture by drawing attention to both material and immaterial aspects, to the tangible and the intangible, and to the physical and the metaphysical. His athropological research brings focus onto the social, relational factors that influence cultural heritage interpretation in the modern state of Turkey.

Research Impacts

Steve's work makes an impact by enabling knowledge transfer between academia, industry and the community, for instance, by communicating Neolithic heritage to local communities in Turkey. Steve's work is featured in an online Research impact story at University of Queensland.

Steve's research supports initiatives of university institutions beyond Australia by supporting the Boncuklu Project with Liverpool University, by engaging with heritage and museums study groups at Bristol University and University of Leiden and by taking part in conferences, symposia and workshops. Steve has presented papers at the Association of Critical Heritage Studies conference 'Across Borders' held in Hangzhou, China in 2018 and at a Symposium on anthropology in Asia held at Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2017.

Steve's work contributes positively by expanding our understanding about heritage and interpretation and by improving the effectiveness of heritage interpretation as well as by developing good relations by engaging local communities in heritage projects.


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of London
  • Master of Arts, University of London


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Conference Publication

  • O’Rourke, Timothy, Sully, Nicole and Chaddock, Steve (2023). From rambling to elevated walkways: piecemeal planning histories in national parks. The 39th annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand; 16th conference of the Australasian Urban History / Planning History Group, Auckland, New Zealand, 25 - 27 November 2022. SA, Australia: SAHANZ. doi: 10.55939/a5034pmvqv

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