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Anna M. Kotarba-Morley

Lecturer in Museum and Curatorial Studies, University of Adelaide

Ania is an Underwater and Coastal Archaeologist, Archaeological Scientist and an Ancient Historian. She is currently working as a Lecturer and Programme Director of Curatorial and Museum Studies at the University of Adelaide, South Australia.
Ania has worked as an archaeologist and a cultural heritage and museums expert around the globe on over 60 sites in some 30 countries. Her current research interests revolve around sustainability archaeology, disaster risk management for cultural heritage and climate change adaptations.
Ania also continues her interest in ancient trade and the adaptations of remote communities to changing marginal landscapes. She co-directs a few archaeological projects from the low-lying atolls of Kiribati, Micronesia to the high altitudes of the Indian Himalaya. She is also involved in work with Indigenous communities across Australia.


  • 2023–present
    Lecturer, University of Adelaide
  • 2019–present
    Lecturer, Flinders University
  • 2018–2019
    Lecturer, Macquarie University
  • 2015–2018
    Lecturer, University of Wollongong


  • 2015 
    University of Oxford, PhD

Professional Memberships


Research Areas

  • Archaeology (2101)
  • Archaeological Science (210102)
  • Archaeology Of Asia, Africa And The Americas (210103)
  • History And Archaeology (21)
  • Architectural Heritage And Conservation (120102)
  • Museum Studies (210204)
  • Heritage And Cultural Conservation (210202)