Susan O'Connor - Director
Susan comes from a long career in heritage project management, and has a particular interest in mentoring community groups to take forward their own regeneration projects. Previous to taking up the role of Director of the Trust, Susan worked for the Prince’s Regeneration Trust, where she spearheaded the Govanhill Baths refurbishment scheme.
Susan is an architectural historian by training and has a PhD in the architecture of Scottish Town Halls.Email Susan
Emily Sherriff - Heritage and Administration Officer
Emily joined the Trust in August 2021 as Heritage and Administration Officer. She holds a MA(Hons) in Ancient History and Archaeology from the University of St Andrews and a MPhil in Classical Archaeology from the University of Oxford. Emily has experience working in libraries, archives, and museums across the UK and Greece, including time spent working on archaeological excavations. She is interested in innovative ways of sharing heritage with wider audiences and encouraging these communities to share their own stories.
Emily works mornings, until 12.30pm.Email Emily
Nicola Godsal - Project Officer, Doors Open Days and My Place Photography Competition
Godsal graduated from Glasgow School of Art’s Environmental Art department in 2002. She has worked on many projects in the creative and heritage sectors in Scotland, including with NVA, Maid of the Loch, Kelvingrove Bandstand, and Glendale Women’s Café. She is passionate about community, about creating opportunities for people, and about broadening experiences for all.
Godsal works 4 days per week: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.Email Godsal
Jen works for the Trust as the Diverse Heritage Project Officer. She is an historian and archaeologist. Her heritage projects include the University of Glasgow’s First World War centenary commemorations, the Erskine Centenary Community Project, and ‘Justice Not Charity Was Their Cry’ in partnership with Disability History Scotland. She cares deeply about public history / heritage and making the past accessible to all. Jen works 3 days per week – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Dr Jennifer Novotny - Project Officer, Diverse Heritage
Jen works for the Trust as the Diverse Heritage Project Officer. She is an historian and archaeologist. Her heritage projects include the University of Glasgow’s First World War centenary commemorations, the Erskine Centenary Community Project, and ‘Justice Not Charity Was Their Cry’ in partnership with Disability History Scotland. She cares deeply about public history / heritage and making the past accessible to all.
Jen works 3 days per week – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Charlotte Porter - Office Administrator
Charlotte works Monday – Friday, 9.00-12.30.Email Charlotte
Sarah Kettles - Senior Project Officer, My Place Mentoring
Sarah Kettles has been working in the heritage sector in Scotland for over 17 years. For the last 4 years Sarah has been working as a freelance heritage consultant, trading as Sarah Kettles Conservation. Prior to this, one of her key roles was that of project manager for the City of Brechin Townscape Heritage Initiative in Angus.
She is a full member of Institute of Historic Buildings Conservation, has a postgraduate degree in European Urban Conservation from the University of Dundee and is a trustee of Built Environment Forum of Scotland.Email Sarah
Erin Burke - Communications and Events Officer
Erin joined the Trust in June 2019 as a Doors Open Days Project Intern and has now taken up a full time post as the Communications and Events Officer. She holds a BA in Postcolonial History from Colgate University in New York, and an MSc in Museum Education from the University of Glasgow. Erin has previously worked as a Volunteer Organiser at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum and the Audience Development and Outreach Assistant at Glasgow Building Preservation Trust. She has a passion for inclusive and engaging communications.
Erin works Monday-Friday.Email Erin
Laura Paton - Digital Content Officer
Laura joined the Trust in August of 2020 to provide digital support for Doors Open Days 2020 and develop content for social media channels. Laura is completing her MSc in Museum Education with the University of Glasgow and her research is focussed on museums’ social media responses to COVID-19. Laura previously completed an internship with GoMA, where she researched the digital and physical accessibility of Glasgow Museums’ Autism Friendly programming. She is passionate about creating digital spaces which encourage participation and is driven to widen access to Scotland’s built environment.
Laura works Wednesday, 1.30pm-5pm & Thursday-Friday, 9am-5pm.Email Laura