Dr Rosemary Kerr is an historian who has over 20 years’ experience as a heritage consultant, the first six as a full time employee at Sue Rosen Associates and since then on a consultancy basis. Her PhD thesis, exploring the cultural history of roads and road travel in Australia, emerged from projects undertaken for the RTA at Sue Rosen Associates. It was published in 2019 as Roads, Tourism and Cultural History: On the Road in Australia (Channel View Publications). Rosemary has broad experience in historical research and the heritage assessment process, having worked on heritage impact statements, heritage assessments and conservation management plans covering a variety of localities and institutions.
Rosemary has made major contributions to the Sydney University Landscape Conservation Plan, the Torrington State Recreation Area Plan of Management, Pheasant's Nest Weir Access Upgrade Heritage Impact Assessment, heritage studies of RTA-controlled bridges and ferries, and the Review of the Newcastle LGA's items of state significance. Rosemary writes clear, informative histories which address the relevant heritage assessment criteria so that sound judgements can be made regarding the significance and appropriate management of heritage items.