Dr Robyn Clinch LMusA, BEd, GradDipDP, GCertMktg, MMgt(Tech), MBus (Marketing), MSocSci (Env & Planning), PhD (Heritage planning), is a doctoral graduate of the University of Melbourne, a member of the Executive Committee of Australia ICOMOS and a full-time practising urban planner in a local council in Melbourne, Australia. Robyn’s career has spanned a number of disciplines underpinned by her qualifications from the University of Melbourne, RMIT University (Melbourne) and the University of Technology (Sydney). She has worked as a professional violinist, as a manager in information technology and customer service and more recently as an urban planner. Key highlights of this career have included solo performances overseas and with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the establishment of a national desktop standard for Australia Post, executive direction of award winning corporate video productions for information technology and customer service rollouts and a variety of professional conference presentations. Her publications have included research work for the Port Melbourne Preservation and Historical Society and in the Planning Institute of Australia magazine. Her varied early professional background and academic qualifications have provided an excellent basis for urban planning including a broad understanding of the aspirations and machinations of business and community whose goals and ideals often clash in the planning context. This and her planning experience has culminated in her recent doctoral research that seeks to match the interpretation of heritage theory and policy with the day to day practical management of built form heritage places. Since completing this qualification Robyn has presented her work extensively overseas including at Cambridge University, York University, University College London and at international conferences in the US and Australia.