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Lecturer in Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania

PhD 2012 Deakin University, MPhil 1991 in Archaeology, Museum and Heritage University of Cambridge, BA DipEd 1981 University of Sydney. Specialises in history, archaeology and history education in schools. Awarded 2012 Churchill Fellowship to investigate innovative archaeology education programs for school students in the UK, USA and Croatia. In my current position at the University of Tasmania I train pre-service teachers in History, Geography and Civics and Citizenship.


  • 2015–present
    Lecturer, University of Tasmania
  • 2013–2015
    Lecturer , Western Sydney University
  • 2008–2010
    Associate lecturer, Macquarie University


  • 2012 
    Deakin University, Doctor of Philosophpy
  • 1991 
    University of Cambridge, Master of Philosophy
  • 1980 
    University of Sydney, Diploma of Education
  • 1979 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Arts


  • 2017
    ‘Pompeii-mania’ in schools Down Under’, Archeostorie. Journal of Public Archaeology. 1: pp. 37-45. Available at:
  • 2015
    Using archaeology to teach Australia’s ‘difficult’ Indigenous past , Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites, 17, 91-106
  • 2015
    Archaeology as pedagogy at Sydney’s Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre, The Historic Environment, 6(2), 177-191
  • 2015
    Echoes from the past: oral history in the National Museum of Australia, Oral history, museums and education, Nakou, I. & A. Gazi (eds) Nissos Publications, Athens
  • 2009
    Why the national history curriculum needs a museum site study, reCollections: Journal of the National Museum of Australia, 4(1)
  • 2009
    Beyond four walls: learning outside, and even under the classroom (with A. Frappell), Teacher. September, 6-9
  • 2005
    Pompeii and Herculaneum, Heinemann Ancient and Medieval History (Harcourt)
  • 2004
    Archaeology (with A. Cremin), Heinemann Ancient and Medieval History (Harcourt)
  • 1998
    Experience Archaeology, Cambridge University Press

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    CALE Hothouse funding
    Co-Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    University of Tasmania

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Society for Historical Archaeology
  • World Archaeology Congress
  • The Heritage Education Network (USA)


2012 Churchill Trust Fellowship