ARC DECRA Senior Research Fellow in Archaeological Science, Flinders University

Ian is interested in all applications of earth science techniques to archaeology including, in particular, archaeological geophysics, isotope and trace element geochemistry, geomatics and geoarchaeology. He has contributed to a wide range of academic and consultancy projects within Australia and internationally including locating and mapping features such as historic and Indigenous graves, hearths, buried pottery, middens, shipwrecks, lost anchors and historic material culture, tracing migrations with isotope geochemistry and reconstructing palaeoenivronments using sedimentological techniques.

In addition to his position at Flinders, Ian is currently a Commonwealth Rutherford Fellow at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge and a Research Associate at Homerton College. He was formerly a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Laboratory of Geophysical-Remote Sensing & Archaeoenvironment at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies and is an Adjunct Research Fellow within the Geoarchaeology and Archaeometry Research Group at Southern Cross GeoScience.


  • –present
    Senior Research Fellow, Flinders University