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21 October 2021  


Leanna Wigboldus

Leanna Wigboldus

Leanna Wigboldus


Leanna Wigboldus, a graduate of University College Dublin, received a Travelling Doctoral Studentship Prize in World Heritage in 2020.

After completing a BA in Art History and English from the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada), Leanna obtained an MSc in World Heritage Management and Conservation at University College Dublin in 2016. Following her graduation, Leanna completed a number of heritage research contracts, including with Heritage Malta and the ICOMOS International Secretariat in Paris, before beginning her PhD in World Heritage at UCD in 2019. Her research focuses on the importance of traditional knowledges and biocultural practices at World Heritage continuing cultural landscapes and their contribution to site continuity and sustainability. The Travelling Doctoral Studentship Prize will support Leanna’s additional research visits and on-site field work at various cultural landscapes in Europe.