Dr. Shabnam Inanloo Dailoo is an Associate Professor and Director of Athabasca University’s Heritage Resources Management Program and Historical Resources Intern Program. She has more than 20 years of national and international experience in heritage conservation theory and practice. She teaches graduate courses in heritage resources management and serves as Co-Chair of the National Trust for Canada’s National Roundtable on Heritage Education. She is also the Coordinator of the Canadian Chapter of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies. She is a member of ICOMOS Canada World Heritage Group and a board member of ICOM Canada. Dr. Inanloo Dailoo previously worked as a Heritage and Community Engagement Advisor and promoted the application of cultural landscape approach in heritage management. She was a member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee for the Update of Canada’s Tentative List for World Heritage Sites.
Dr. Inanloo Dailoo has been involved in projects related to heritage resources of diverse nature in different settings from buildings and archaeological sites to cultural landscapes, Indigenous cultural places, and sacred places. She continues to research, publish, and present on nature-culture relationships and the role of communities in heritage resources management.
Dr. Inanloo Dailoo holds a PhD in Environmental Design from the University of Calgary. Her dissertation examined World Heritage sites and investigated the challenges of recognition and conservation of cultural landscapes at local, national, and international levels. During her post-doctoral research with the Canada Research Chair on Built Heritage at Université de Montréal, she examined the application of the values-based approach in the management of places that are culturally significant. She also holds ICCROM’s Certificate in Conservation of Built Heritage as well as the Certificate in International Summer School on Communication and Teaching Skills in Conservation and Science. Dr. Inanloo Dailoo is the Coordinator of the 2021 ICCROM International Summer School.