I have a BSc in Archaeological Science, an MSc in Geoarchaeology (cave and karst geology) and a PhD in Geochronology (palaeomagnetism) and Palaeoanthropology. I have published widely in the areas of early hominin evolution and modern human origins as well as the use of magnetic methods of analysis on archaeological and fossil bearing sites, notably caves. My focus is on providing an chronological framework for human evolution as well as understanding the use of fire in the hominin record. I currently work throughout Africa and in Bulgaria, China and Australia.
I currently run The Australian Archaeomagnetism Laboratory in the Archaeology Dept. at La Trobe University and running a Paleoanthropology Field School at the hominin site of Drimolen in South Africa. The lab is a first of its kind in Australia and is designed to conduct magnetic methods of analysis (palaeomagnetic, rock magnetic, environmental magnetic) on fossil and archaeological bearing sites and materials.