Tracy is an archaeologist and heritage practitioner who joined the University of Canberra in 2009 . She previously led the Canberra office of Godden Mackay Logan, Heritage Consultants, lectured at the University Sydney and worked as the Senior Archaeologist for the NSW Heritage Council. Tracy publishes on the meaning of the past in the present, on historical and landscape archaeology, and heritage conservation. She is currently Lead Chief Investigator for the ARC Linkage project Heritage of the Air https://heritageoftheair.org.au/ . Her latest book, co-edited with John Schofield, is the The Ethics of Cultural Heritage, published by Springer (2015).