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PhD; Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Monash University

Professor Mark Staniforth has broad experience in historical archaeology, maritime archaeology, museums and heritage studies in a career that spans nearly thirty years.

Mark was the Convenor of the Maritime Archaeology Program (MAP) in the Department of Archaeology at Flinders University for 14 years (1997-2010) where he taught topics in undergraduate and postgraduate maritime archaeology and underwater cultural heritage management.

He was the author of Material Culture and Consumer Society published by Plenum Press of New York in 2003, he was the editor (with Mike Nash in 2006) of Maritime Archaeology: Australian Approaches (Plenum Press. New York) and (with Mike Hyde in 2001) of Maritime Archaeology in Australia: A Reader (Southern Archaeology. Blackwood, SA). Mark has published more than 70 publications since 1982.


  • 2011–present
    Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Monash University
  • 2011–present
    Adjunct Professor, La Trobe University
  • 1997–2010
    Associate Professor, Flinders University


  • 1999 
    Flinders University, PhD
  • 1993 
    Sydney University, MA (History)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2011
    ARC Linkage grant - Australian Historic Shipwrecks Project
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • 2011
    Inaugural AAHM Asia-Pacific Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage
    Chair - Scientific Committee
    Funding Source:
    Wenner Gren Foundation

Research Areas

  • Maritime Archaeology (210110)
  • Historical Archaeology (Incl. Industrial Archaeology) (210108)



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