Professor Keir Reeves currently holds a research chair of at Federation University Australia and the foundation director of the Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH). Keir is a trustee of the Museum of Chinese Australian History and has also previously served on the board Member Goldfields Tourism Inc. He recently served as the Historian Member of the Heritage Council of Victoria for two terms and was the Chair of the Victorian Maritime Heritage Advisory Committee, July 2009 – June 2015. Other key service to the profession included acting as an Australian Research Council Assessor in heritage, history, historical archaeology and tourism disciplines, member of the board of Australian Historical Studies, Public Records Office Victoria stakeholders committee member and a member of the Forum UNESCO-University and Heritage International Network.
Keir’s previous principal teaching and research positions have been at the University of Melbourne and Monash and have been in cultural heritage, cultural tourism and Australian History. Professional positions include an Australian Research Council (ARC) Postdoctoral Fellowship Industry at the University of Melbourne, a five year Monash fellowship (later senior Monash Fellowship) as well as Chief Investigator roles on four ARC Projects. He has also been Visiting Fellow to Clare Hall Cambridge, a Visiting Researcher at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, a Senior Rydon Fellow and Bicentennial Fellowships at King’s College London and a pre-doctoral visiting fellowship at Green College, UBC, Canada.