About James

James Lesh is an urban historian, heritage researcher and digital consultant.


  • Lecturer and Tutor.
  • Research Assistant.
  • Digital Consultant.


  • Current: PhD, University of Melbourne.
  • Master of Arts, Queen Mary University of London.
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours, University of Melbourne.
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne.

Prizes and Awards

  • Australian Postgraduate Award.
  • Australian Bicentennial Scholarship, Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King’s College London.
  • Principal’s Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Queen Mary University of London.
  • AGL Shaw Summer Research Fellowship, State Library of Victoria.