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Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Social and Cultural Research, Griffith University

I live and work on Kombumerri land. As a settler Australian, I acknowledge that I occupy the unceded lands of Aboriginal peoples.

I am an archaeological scientist based in the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research and an associate of the Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution.
I am interested in the influence of large scale environmental shifts on peoples’ use of art and ritual. I work across the human history of the most climatically dynamic region on Earth - the Australasian Monsoon Domain.

A field archaeologist with over a decade of industry experience, I work collaboratively with Indigenous custodians and other key stakeholders to co-design and conduct archaeological/conservation research. My work traverses the rugged sandstone escarpments of the Cape York Peninsula, the Kimberley, Sydney Basin and Arnhem Land; the BIF gorges of the central Pilbara; the limestone caves of Island Southeast Asia; and the remote islands of Eastern Torres Strait.

My research program is funded by the National Scientific Foundation of America (Award 2124829) and the Australian Research Council.
I am currently an ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellow (DE22100202) and Chief Investigator on the ARC Linkage project 'Aboriginal Rock Art and Cultural Heritage Management in the Sandstone Country of Southeast Cape York Peninsula' (LP190100194), and ARC Discovery project 'Waiet: Archaeology of a Torres Strait Islander ritual pathway' (DP210102739).


  • 2016–present
    Research Fellow, Griffith Univerity