Director, Centre for Rock Art Research + Management, 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 has just completed an ARC Future Fellowship. Her research project studied rock art, social and environmental change in the Western Desert of 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 35 years’ experience in managing Indigenous archaeology and has been researching rock art throughout this time.

Experience

  • –present
    Director of the Centre for Rock Art Research + Management, University of Western Australia

Honours

AAA Rhys Jones Medal 2016