PhD Candidate, School of Historical & Philosophical Studies and Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne

James Lesh is a PhD Candidate in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies and the Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne. His PhD dissertation examines the place of heritage preservation in the Australian city. He is currently based at the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King's College London.


  • –present
    Research Assistant and PhD Candidate, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne


  • 2014 
    MA Geography, Queen Mary University of London
  • 2012 
    B. Arts with Honours, University of Melbourne
  • 2009 
    B. Commerce, University of Melbourne

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    Australian Bicentennial Scholarship
    Menzies Centre for Australian Studies
    Funding Source:
    King's College London
  • 2015
    Australian Postgraduate Award
    PhD Candidate
    Funding Source:
    University of Melbourne