• Professor Ross Burns

Adjunct Professor Ross Burns graduated in History and Archaeology from Sydney University, 1966 and spent 37 years in the Australian Foreign Service including posts as Ambassador in the Middle East, South Africa and Greece. Since 2003, he has completed a PhD at Macquarie University in Sydney (2009) and authored several books on the history of Syria: Monuments of Syria (1992, 1999, 2009), Damascus, A History (2005) and Aleppo, A History (2016). His study of Roman colonnaded axes and their origins is being published by Oxford University Press in June 2017.