Rob Burrett – Heritage and Landscapes

Mr Burrett holds several first class degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa – BSc and BSc Hons (Archaeology & Geography) and a Master of Science (MSc) in Archaeology.

Rob expertise is in cultural heritage and landscapes. He has worked with the National Museums & Monuments of Zimbabwe for many years, in 2004 structured their heritage impact assessment unit. He has been involved in impact work and field assessment since graduation and has worked in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. His project work has involved a wide range of assessments as well as public presentation, community projects and ecotourism. He has taught at several leading Zimbabwean senior schools as well as a lecturing at the University of Zimbabwe. Rob was active in the Geographical Association of Zimbabwe as editor, chairman and conference co-coordinator. He is a member of the Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists (ASAPA).  

Rob has consulted for several leading NGOs and companies including the Peace Parks Foundation, the World Bank and various big mining houses. He consults regularly for many Harare-based embassies. Recent work has been for the Czechoslovakian and British Embassies, the KAZA and Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Areas as well as various Environmental Impact Assessments. He has published widely and in addition to his formal fields has considerable understanding of historical matters, ethnobotany and in the field of essential oils. He is involved in several forestry related and ecotourism projects in Zambia and Zimbabwe.