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Researcher in Community Archaeology and Public History, Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Faye Sayer is an expert on assessing and analysing value of heritage.

She is particularly interested in the impacts of community and public history, and how they can influence wider individual and communal social values; including wellbeing and mental health. She is currently PI for international British Academy project ‘Heritage and Wellbeing: Creating Healthier Societies Through Heritage’ and Co-PI on ‘Virtual Heritage and Wellbeing’.

She has published extensively on evaluating and measuring wellbeing in a cultural context. Dr Sayer has developed, directed, and delivered numerous National Lottery, local government, and private and commercially funded community and evaluation projects around the world.

Prior to her appointment at Manchester Met. she worked in the heritage sector for organisations including Museum of London, British Museum, Tullie House Museum, and Museum of Central Lancashire.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Community Archaeology and Public History , Manchester Metropolitan University


  • 2009 
    University of Exeter , PhD Community Archaeology