Community Conversations: Megan Rowland and Tim Parkin

Episode 7: Professor Tim Parkin in conversation with Megan Rowland

Taking a cultural heritage subject in the honours year of her Bachelor of Arts set Megan Rowland on an academic and career path that's led to her current role as a Heritage Policy Officer at Heritage Victoria.

In Episode 7 of Community Conversations, Megan chats with the Tatoulis Chair in Classics Professor Tim Parkin about what she's been doing since graduating from the University of Melbourne, their shared passion for classics and how Megan is using the skills she learned at university in her work.

Megan Rowland
Megan Rowland

About Megan Rowland

Megan Rowland is a Heritage Policy Officer at Heritage Victoria.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Classics and Archaeology from the University of Melbourne in 2009, receiving the William Culican Memorial Award for excellence in Ancient History and Classics and Archaeology. She also holds a Master of Philosophy in Archaeology (Archaeological Heritage and Museums) from the University of Cambridge (2011), and a Diploma of Law and Collections Management from the Institute of Art and Law UK (2015).

Prior to joining Heritage Victoria in 2016, Megan held roles throughout Victoria and Australia as a consulting archaeologist and museum curator.

Tim Parkin
Professor Tim Parkin

About Professor Tim Parkin

Tim Parkin joined the Classics and Archaeology department at the University of Melbourne in 2018 as the inaugural Elizabeth and James Tatoulis Chair in Classics. Before this he had spent over 11 years as Professor of Ancient History at the University of Manchester (UK).

He is a New Zealander by birth who was awarded a D.Phil. at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and who, since 1989, has worked in universities in New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom, as well as spending 14 months in Germany as an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow. Tim's teaching covers both Greek and Roman history and classical languages.

Tim is currently Deputy Head of the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, School Academic Lead in the new Academic Advising Scheme, and Arts Faculty representative on the University's Academic Staff Advisory Group. He is also Honorary President of the Classical Association of Victoria.

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