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Research Fellow, Griffith University

I am an archaeological scientist based in the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research (PERAHU) and member of the Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution.
My current focus is rock art conservation—identifying mechanisms of degradation to inform mitigation and management strategies. I specialise in the physicochemical characterisation of ochres (mineral pigments), rock art and shelter/cave environments. I use these methods to investigate how past peoples interacted with each other, and their landscapes, across +60,000 year human history of Australia & Southeast Asia.

A field archaeologist with over a decade of industry experience, I work collaboratively with Indigenous custodians and other key stakeholders to co-designed and conducted 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; and the limestone caves of Island Southeast Asia.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Research Fellow, Griffith Univerity