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Rachel Tracey

<p>Dr. Rachel Tracey</p>

Dr. Rachel Tracey

Lead Researcher



Room 01 023, Elmwood Building
School of Natural and Built Environment
Queen’s University Belfast
Belfast, BT7 1NN
Northern Ireland, UK


+44 (0)28 9097 3883

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Dr Rachel Tracey is Lead Researcher at the Centre for Data Digitisation & Analysis.  She is an historical archaeologist with research interests in material culture and cultural identity in early-modern and contemporary Britain and Ireland, particularly in relation to contested heritage, commemoration in divided societies and public engagement. Based at CDDA in the School of Natural & Built Environment (QUB) since 2016, she has worked on numerous research projects including the AHRC-funded Living Legacies 1914-18 WW1 Engagement Centre and its extensive supplementary projects, the community co-produced NLHF-funded WW1 Community Portal and the PEACE IV-funded Ballykinlar History Hut, and the Lough Erne Ancient Spiritual Trail project with Waterways Ireland and the Lough Erne Landscape Partnership.  She holds a PhD in Historical Archaeology from QUB (AHRC- Collaborative Doctoral Award with National Museums Northern Ireland), in addition to an MA in the Archaeology of Buildings (Distinction) from the University of York, an MSc in Dating & Chronology in Archaeology (Distinction) from QUB, and a BA Hons (First Class) from QUB. Her work has involved oral history collection, researching and digitising historical objects and biographies for inclusion in educational material, promotional material and visitor guide panels, in addition to committed community engagement, public dissemination and peer-reviewed publication. She is an Expert Advisor to the Ministerial Advisory Group (MAG) for Architecture & the Built Environment (Northern Ireland, Department of Communities 2019- 2023), the Secretary for the Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Group and long-time elected committee member for the Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement.