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Dr Kirsty McCarrison

Dr Kirsty McCarrison

Senior Youth Engagement Manager
English Heritage

Kirsty has over 18 years of experience in the heritage sector and aims to make heritage accessible, relevant, and enjoyable for everyone.

As the Senior Youth Engagement Manager for English Heritage she leads on the development and delivery of innovative and inclusive programming that engages diverse youth audiences aged 11-25 with the sites and stories of England, connecting young people with the past and inspiring them to shape the future.

She manages a team which focuses on creative approaches to heritage such as photography, poetry, theatre and dance, and amplifies youth voice both within English Heritage governance structures and externally to new and existing audiences.

With a PhD in Bioarchaeology she also serves as a Trustee at the Council for British Archaeology supporting the strategic direction and governance of the organisation and advocating for the value and relevance of archaeology in society.

Dr Kirsty McCarrison