Tom Dawson


  • KY16 9AR

    United Kingdom

Accepting Postgraduate Research Students

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Research overview

Tom Dawson is an archaeologist with an interest in  coastal heritage, community archaeology and heritage management. He was a Commissioner sitting on the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland until its dissolution in October 2015; and a Vice President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland until 2018.

In addition to teaching modules in archaeology, Tom brings his knowledge and interest filmmaking (from both sides of the camera) to two public history modules. In these, final year students learn how to film and edit footage, and make a documentary in lieu of writing a dissertation. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development 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):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


  • CC Archaeology
  • Climate change
  • Public history


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