Aphrodite is an archaeologist by training with an established career on landscape management and planning issues in Greece, Europe and the Mediterranean. Prior to her post as a Marie Curie Fellow in the Archaeology Department of the University of Glasgow, she was the Head of the Scientific Secretariat of the Mediterranean Institute for Nature & Anthropos.
Aphrodite has led a number of projects on landscape, including the development of the Vjosa/Aoos River Ecomuseum; on transhumance and traditional forms of farming as a means to local development and community empowerement (www.medconsortium.org) and research on the development of more integrated and participatory forms of landscape governance, with Pindos as her main case study region for the past five years.
She is a board member of CIVILSCAPE (an international network of over 100 NGOs with an interest in the implementation of the European Landscape Convention), member of the Ramsar Culture Network and and founding member of the Greek Landscape Association.
She is also a member of the National Landscape Committee of the Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy and has played an active role supporting the Ministry in the implementation of the European Landscape Convention.
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