James Lesh is an innovative thinker and recognised expert in historical research and heritage practice. His projects generate strategic solutions and practical outcomes for historic environments.

Visit his portfolio of projects to explore his contributions to heritage places and precincts.

He has an academic appointment at Deakin University in Melbourne and has previously researched and taught at the University of Melbourne, University of Sydney and King’s College London.


  • Doctor of Philosophy in History and Heritage, University of Melbourne
  • Master of Arts, University of London
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours, University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne

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