Ewan Hyslop

The moderator of the break-out session on Climate change and Energy is Ewan Hyslop, Head of Technical Research and Science, Historic Environment Scotland

Dr Ewan Hyslop  manages conservation and digital research, heritage science, and the climate change programme.

His primary role is to coordinate collaborative research programmes and to ensure the application of research to improve decision-making for the historic environment in Scotland; both for properties and sites in the care of the state, and to the wider historic environment in Scotland.

Ewan joined Historic Scotland in 2010 having been project manager for building stone research and consultancy with the British Geological Survey, specialising in the selection and performance of building stone. He developed a particular specialism in petrographic stone matching (selection of stone for repairs to historic buildings) and identification and analysis of stone decay. Ewan lectures widely to professionals in building conservation, and was part-time lecturer at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art (2005-2010). He is a Trustee of the UK National Heritage Science Forum and is External Examiner in Conservation and Material Science at University of Cardiff. Relevant publications include ‘Performance of Replacement Sandstone in the Edinburgh New Town’ for Historic Scotland (2004); ‘Safeguarding Glasgow’s Stone-built Heritage’ for Scottish Enterprise (2006), ‘Stone in Scotland’ published by UNESCO (2006), and a chapter on stone selection for repairs in ‘Stone Conservation: Principles and Practice’ (RIBA International Book Award for Construction 2007).  Ewan has a BSc in geology, a PhD in mineralogy/geochemistry and an MSc in architectural conservation.

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