Emma Sheppard-Simms

PhD Candidate, School of Technology, Environments and Design, University of Tasmania

I am a landscape architect, researcher, and writer based in Melbourne. Over twelve years of professional practice I have developed particular research interests in marginal urban spaces such as cemeteries, post-industrial sites and agricultural landscapes. I am also interested in the role of film as an affective form of landscape representation. Through my current PhD research, I am exploring the heritage significance of island burial grounds as landscapes of memory and cultural trauma.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, University of Tasmania
  • 2014–present
    Sessional Lecturer, University of Tasmania
  • 2010–2011
    Sessional Tutor, University of NSW


  • 2012 
    University of New South Wales, Master of Landscape Architecture
  • 2008 
    University of New South Wales, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Hons 1)
  • 2003 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Science (Human Geography) (Hons 1)