Dr Christina Dyson
Senior Associate


Dr Christina Dyson is a landscape heritage specialist, with particular expertise in twentieth century Australian plant gardens.

Christina has wide experience in Australian garden, designed landscape and cultural landscape heritage, as well as urban and built heritage, at world, national, state and local levels. She has particular interest in and aptitude for the assessment and management of complex cultural landscapes.

Christina holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne (Melbourne School of Design). Her thesis investigated postwar Australian plant gardens and their connections with national identity.

At GML, Christina has worked on a diverse range of cultural landscape and built heritage projects, including conservation management plans, landscape heritage assessments, and heritage impact statements. She has also worked on numerous municipal heritage studies and heritage advice projects. She has appeared at panel as an expert witness for planning scheme amendments related to gardens and designed landscapes of local and state cultural heritage significance.


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‘Heritage is about culture. Not only the things we want to keep, but a much deeper reflection of who we are and what we value in our lives and communities.’


PhD, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne

Graduate Diploma in Horticulture, The University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Art History & Theory and English Literature, The University of Sydney

Professional affiliations

Australia ICOMOS (Full International Member)

Chair, Victoria’s Heritage Restoration Fund, Committee of Management

Director, National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Board

Chair, Buildings & Estates Committee, National Trust of Australia (Victoria)

Deputy Chair, Heritage Advocacy Committee, National Trust of Australia (Victoria)