Associate Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage, UNSW

Alan is a leading senior heritage consultant. Through his recently completed PhD (March 2015) Alan has developed research publications on Aboriginal demography, which are internationally cited.

He has been involved in cultural resource management (CRM) in the Sydney Basin (and elsewhere) for over 14 years, and this includes management of some of the largest salvage excavations undertaken in that time.

He is one of the few archaeological consultants to have undertaken CRM works of a high research quality and subsequently published them in peer reviewed academic journals (e.g. Williams et al., 2012, 2014).


  • 2008–present
    Team Leader, Extent Heritage
  • 2016–present
    Honorary Lecturer, University of New South Wales
  • 2008–present
    Senior Archaeologist, Extent Heritage
  • 2017–present
    Associate Investigator, Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage
  • 2017–present
    Adjunct Research Fellow, Flinders University


  • 2015 
    Australian National University, PhD (Science)
  • 2001 
    University of London, Master of Science
  • 1999 
    University of Leicester, BSc (Hons) joint Geography and Archaeology