Professor of Archaeology, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Flinders University

Areas of expertise are:
active teaching and learning
globlisation, cultural heritage and development
the politics of archaeology
Indigenous archaeology
rock art
Aboriginal art
university education
socially mediated terrorism
social media and conflict


  • –present
    Professor of Archaeology, Flinders University
  • 2015–present
    Adjunct professor, Kyushu University
  • –present
    Dean (Research), HASS College, Flinders University
  • 2008–2008
    Research professor, University of Newcastle
  • 2004–2005
    Assistant Professor, Columbia University
  • 2000–2001
    Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History
  • 1994–1998
    ARC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of New England


  • 1996 
    University of New England, Archaeology


  • 2017
    The Social and Political Sculpting of Archaeology (and Vice Versa). El modelado social y político de la Arqueología (y viceversa), Pyrenae
  • 2016
    The Islamic State’s Symbolic War: Socially Mediated Terrorism as a Threat to Cultural Heritage, Journal of Social Archaeology
  • 2016
    Social Media and the Destruction of World Heritage as Global Propaganda (chapter), Proceedings of II International Conference on Best Practices in World Heritage: People and Communities. Mahón, Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Madrid, Spain.
  • 2016
    Beswick Creek Cave Six Decades Later: Change and Continuity in the Rock Art of Doria Gudaluk, Antiquity
  • 2015
    Success Strategies for a Career in Archaeology, Archaeologies 11(2):300-33
  • 2015
    Global Divides and Cultural Diversity: Challenges for the World Archaeological Congress. , Archaeologies 11(1):4-41
  • 2014
    We’ve got better things to do than worry about whitefella politics’: Contemporary Indigenous graffiti and recent government interventions in Jawoyn Country, Australian Archaeology 78:75-83
  • 2007
    Archaeology to Delight an Instruct: Active Learning in the University Classroom, Left Coast Press
  • 2005
    Becoming Binford: fun ways of teaching archaeological theory and method, Public Archaeology 4: 35-49.

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Sharing the Heritage of Prospect Hill
    Funding Source:
    SEWPAC (YCH-1206622-620)
  • 2013
    The Ngadjuri Heritage Project
    Funding Source:
    SEWPAC (77157)
  • 2009
    Archaeology in the Longrass: Understanding Contact Through the Analysis of Urban Aboriginal Fringe Camps
    Funding Source:
  • 2009
    Archaeology in the long grass: A study of Aboriginal fringe camp sites in the urban hinterland around Darwin, Australia
    Funding Source:
    ARC (DI100100297)
  • 2004
    Shared and Separate Histories
    Funding Source:
    ARC (DP0453101)

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of Antiquaries Society, London
  • World Archaeological Congress
  • Australian Archaeological Association
  • Australian Institution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Society for American Archaeology

Research Areas

  • History And Archaeology Not Elsewhere Classified (219999)
  • Anthropology Not Elsewhere Classified (160199)
  • Archaeology (2101)
  • Gender Specific Studies (169901)