Susan Marsden has a considerable expertise in historical research and interpretation and material culture, particularly in built heritage. She has an honours degree in history from the University of Adelaide, a PhD in history from Flinders University of South Australia, and is a fully-accredited Member of the Professional Historians Association (SA). She works on a range of national, state and local history consultancies throughout Australia. She has completed books, heritage studies and oral history projects for local and territory governments in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), New South Wales (NSW) and South Australia (SA), and nationally.
Susan is also President of the History Council of South Australia and an appointed member of the State Records Council (SA) and of the Register Committee of the SA Heritage Council. Past employment includes seven years as South Australian State Historian, Visiting Fellow in the Urban Research Program at the Australian National University, and National Conservation Manager at the Australian Council of National Trusts. She has been a partner with John Dallwitz in the firm 'Heritage Investigations', and with Dr Roslyn Russell in 'Marsden Russell Historians'.
Susan has authored and co-authored more than 120 books, articles, internet publications and reports. Recent work includes commissioned books, heritage studies, a website and oral history interviews, including those recorded as an ongoing interviewer for the National Library of Australia.
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At right: Dr Susan Marsden in blue at the unveiling of the Canberra Tracks heritage trail, Mt Ainslie