Richard Fletcher

Dr Richard Fletcher is a Senior Research Fellow at University College London (Qatar). For more than 20 years, he has studied and lived in China and the Near East, only returning to Australia in 2020. His areas of expertise include cultural & physical anthropology, geospatial applications, remote sensing, use of historical intelligence sources, and urban development in the Arab world.


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