Dr Andy Holland

Dr Andy Holland


Dr Andy Holland is a Research Fellow in Architectural Heritage and VR Modelling. He is a Digital Humanities specialist exploring the role of cultural heritage in architectural practice.  Prior to joining Civil Engineering in Leeds he held several research posts investigating digital approaches to cultural heritage at the University of Bradford where he led the digitisation for a number of JISC and AHRC funded projects including Digitised Diseases. He obtained a PhD in 3D digitisation and Visualisation in Cultural Heritage and Archaeology from the University of Bradford including international collaborations with the Turkana Basin Institute in Illeret Kenya and MONREPOS research centre and a museum for the human behavioural evolution in Germany. Dr Holland is an accredited Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists, the professional body for Cultural Heritage and the Historic Environment. 

Research interests

Dr Holland’s research uses interdisciplinary methods to examine the links between people, buildings, their past and their social identity. In particular how the physical spaces of urban architecture are layered with differing perspectives of conflict and ownership resulting in contested histories that create a focus for future conflicts. Dr Holland examines how innovative digital approaches can provide the tools for local community groups in post-conflict societies to acknowledge and value these conflicting narratives and build societies that are resilient to future conflict. 

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  • Doctor of Philosophy (University of Bradford)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (University of Huddersfield)
  • MSc in Forensic Anthropology (University of Bradford)
  • BSc Archaeology (University of Bradford)

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists

Research groups and institutes

  • Architecture and urbanism
  • Cities, Infrastructure and Energy