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Jo McDonald

Director, Centre for Rock Art Research + Management at University of Western Australia

Jo McDonald is the Director of the Centre for Rock Art Research + Management at UWA. She holds the Rio Tinto Chair in Rock Art Studies. Jo is an ARC Future Fellowship. Her four year research project is studying rock art, social and environmental change in two of the great deserts of the world: the Western Desert in Australia and the Great Basin in the USA. Prior to taking up her role as Director of CRAR+M, Jo was Director of Jo McDonald CHM Pty Ltd, a leading cultural heritage practice based in Sydney. She has more than 30 years’ experience in managing Indigenous archaeology and has been researching rock art throughout this time.