Renaud Joannes-Boyau

Senior research fellow, Southern Cross University

Dr Renaud Joannes-Boyau’s research focuses on the development and application of direct dating methods and micro-analytical techniques to key questions in archaeological sciences, such as the timing of human evolution, interaction with the surrounding environment and ecological niche, as well as hominids diet and early life history. Specifically, his research is concerned with the understanding of mobilization, incorporation and diffusion of isotopes and radionuclides onto animal and human fossil remains, as well as the constant improvement of direct dating techniques, specifically enhancing methodology, protocols and accuracy of ESR and U-series methods.


  • 2012–2015
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow , Southern Cross University


  • 2010 
    Australian National University, PhD
  • 2006 
    University of Bordeaux, MSc

Grants and Contracts

  • 2013
    A new timeline for Human evolution using a pioneer non-destructive direct dating methodology
    Lead Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council Discovery Grant
  • 2012
    VC Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Lead Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Southern Cross University