Emeritus Professor Ken Taylor is currently Adjunct Professor at the Research School of Humanities and the Arts, Australian National University (ANU), and Heritage Advisor to its Institute for Professional Practice in Heritage and the Arts. Since 2002 Ken has also been Visiting Professor in the International Program in Architectural Heritage Management and Tourism of Silpakorn University, Thailand. Ken began teaching and researching in Australia at the University of Canberra in 1975 in the areas of Landscape Architecture and Cultural Heritage Management, being awarded a personal Chair in 1994.
Originally qualifying at the Universities of Sheffield and Manchester, respectively with BA (Hons) Geography and a Post Graduate Diploma in Town Planning, Ken also completed a Master of Landscape Architecture after arriving in Australia at the University of Melbourne. Ken has been a long-term member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) both internationally and in Australia, leading a number of their scientific inquiries, and he was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1998 for services to conservation and education in historic cultural landscapes.
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Ken's teaching has focused on place meaning, cultural landscape values and conservation, heritage conservation, historic site management, site planning and design, the theory and history of landscape architecture, and landscape assessment. He continues to select and supervise Philosophy, and Environmental Design doctoral candidates, and Masters by Research students. Ken is also an assessor for Australian Research Council grants - the main funder of academic research in Australia.
At right: Advising people of the historic town of Shawan, China (near Guangzhou), September 2013. At bottom: [Ron van Oers] With UNESCO Representative at Australian Parliament House, September 2013.