Archaeologist at Niche Environment and Heritage, and Adjunct Researcher, Southern Cross University

I am an Adjunct Researcher at Southern Cross University, and a consulting Archaeologist at a cultural heritage firm, Niche Environment and Heritage.

My cultural heritage career has spanned over 11 years and has incorporated both academic and consulting experience. I have extensive experience in cultural heritage management in NSW, Qld and WA, and have carried out archaeological research projects in NT, SA, Qld, and South America.

My main areas of research expertise are icthyoarchaeological analyses, how native fish populations have been affected since the arrival of Europeans in Australia, and how fish remains from archaeological sites can contribute to our understanding of human behaviour and palaeoenvironmental conditions. I also have interdisciplinary research skills encompassing fish biology and fisheries management, chemistry and geochemistry, data management, experimental archaeology, public outreach, citizen science and historical research.

Throughout my consulting career, I have gained broad experience in all aspects of cultural heritage management, successfully managing large infrastructure projects, and liaising with all stakeholder groups involved.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Senior Heritage Consultant, Niche Environment and Heritage

Education

  • 2016 
    University of Adelaide, PhD Biological Sciences / Archaeology

Honours

University of Adelaide Doctoral Research Medal for outstanding research at PhD level