Dr scott allan orr

Dr Scott Allan Orr is a Lecturer in Heritage Data Science at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage. He is the Deputy Course Director on the MSc in Data Science for Cultural Heritage, a programme pioneering a new way of teaching data science through application in a cross-disciplinary context. Scott’s research within heritage science uses data-driven methods to further understanding, improve management, and widen participation within the heritage sector.

He primarily works on assessing climate impacts on buildings, the use of non-destructive tools, and incorporating value and perception into scientific evaluations. An engineer with broad interests, he has a research masters and doctorate in Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage, and Archaeology under the supervision of Professor Heather Viles from UCL and the University of Oxford, respectively. This work emphasised collaboration with heritage organisations in the public and private sector. From 2018-19, he was a Researcher at the University of Oxford’s School of Geography and the Environment and College Lecturer in Physical Geography at St Catherine’s College, during which time he worked with Historic England and Historic Environment Scotland to develop guidance for building professionals on moisture measurement in the historic environment.