Sue is founder and CEO of SHP (Sue Hodges Productions Pty Ltd). SHP is one of Australia’s leading heritage interpretation businesses. Bringing ideas and stories to life in a range of immersive environments and providing the planning that underpins all.
She has developed strategies and completed theming, research, writing and editing for over 100 museum and heritage based projects, including interpretation plans, installations, exhibitions, signage, public artwork and heritage trails. Sue is the author of Hands-on-History (2006), a fun and practical guide to making history fun for students that is linked to the ACT curriculum.
Sue was invited to conduct training in interpretation in Slovenia, Croatia, Romania, Scotland and Malaysia between 2011 and 2012 and has participated in three Interpret Europe conferences.
Sue also plays an active role in the professions of history and interpretation. She has been President of Interpretation Australia since 2011 and is currently working with the University of Technology, Sydney, to devise an international course in heritage interpretation with the University of Highlands and Islands (Scotland); the University of Kansas (USA) and the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). The aim of this course is to partner with ICOMOS in Europe to deliver ‘best practice’ heritage training internationally.
Sue is also a member of ICOMOS, an invited member of AusHeritage an Honorary Associate, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney and an Honorary Fellow in History at the University of Melbourne.