Dr June Taboroff will be Evaluation and Economic Development Advisor to the project. She has a PhD in art and architectural history, studied has a degree in environmental economics, and has field experience of India and the south Asia region, including assessing culture projects for the EU, evaluating field heritage conservation projects for World Monument Fund, and developing a culture program for the Government of Denmark in Pakistan. Over the course of her career June Taboroff has worked on culture, tourism, and local economic development policy, programmes, evaluation, and training in over 65 countries for major international development institutions, including the World Bank, UNDP, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO and for agencies such as DFID/British Council, as well as Cultural Heritage without Borders, Heritage Lottery Fund and other bilateral and heritage organisations. She has been involved in the assessment and preparation of projects and activities focusing on handicraft development and performing arts in such countries as Madagascar, Macedonia, Egypt, Lebanon, and Mongolia.

This research project, Heritage Sensitive Intellectual Property and Marketing strategies: India (HIPAMS - INDIA), is funded by the British Academy's Sustainable Development Programme, supported under the UK Government's Global Challenges Research Fund 2018-2021.