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Dr Kimm Curran

Dr Kimm Curran

Independent Researcher



I completed my PhD from the University of Glasgow titled 'Religious Women and Their Communities in Late Medieval Scotland' (2005). In 2014, I received a full scholarship from the College of Arts (GU) to undertake retraining in the heritage sector and completed the MSc in Landscape Integrated Research and Practice (with Distinction) from the University of Glasgow (2015).

I have published on medieval female religious life, monastic education and has forthcoming work coming out on experiential approaches to monastic landscapes.

I am involved in a wide range of academic networks related to history, religious life, gender, landscapes and heritage as well as disability studies.

Research and Teaching Interests

My current research looks at disability policy and practice in the heritage sector and how it accommodates children and young people with invisible disabilities, such as Autism.

Other research interests:

-theoretical approaches to historic landscapes and the wider understanding of cultural heritage, most especially phenomenology;
-exploring how the senses, or a sensory experience of place, can be used to allow for a more nuanced way of understanding cultural heritage, spaces and place identity;
-the use of walking (or psychogeography) as a tool for exploration, experience of landscapes and the creation of memory.




  • Medical Humanities Research Centre