Larry is a postgraduate student of MSc Heritage at the University of Stirling. He works with Dr Chiara Bonacchi, PI for the University of Stirling, on data capture and assessment of the values assigned by tourists to the Royal Mile in Edinburgh as part of the JPI Deep Cities project.
Originally from Hong Kong, Larry Leung holds a master degree in Corporate Communication from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a bachelor degree in Biochemistry and Social Science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Being a communication specialist and social scientist, he is an experienced professional with a background of working for international organisations promoting heritage tourism branding and managing a place-making project in connections with various tourism stakeholders and statutory bodies.
Larry will start his dissertation project in Autumn 2021. His research will be built on his experience and interest in heritage tourism and sustainability. He will be applying digital methods combined with qualitative approaches in understanding the relationship and engagement of tourists with places to inform urban transformation and sustainable development through heritage and its values on the ground.