Richard 'Bert' Roberts

ARC Australian Laureate Fellow and Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH), University of Wollongong

I am an Australian Research Council (ARC) Australian Laureate Fellow at the University of Wollongong and Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH). I was trained in the Earth sciences and I am interested in past interactions between hunter-gatherers and their environments in Africa, Asia and Australia. Much of my career has been spent investigating turning points in human evolution and dispersal, publishing across the fields of geochronology, archaeological science, human evolution and terrestrial ecosystems. I currently lead a team dedicated to the analysis of archaeological sediments and residues, and to reconstructing the timing, causes and ecological consequences of archaic and modern human migrations around the planet.

Experience

  • –present
    ARC Australian Laureate Fellow, University of Wollongong

Education

  • 1991 
    University of Wollongong, PhD
  • 1984 
    University of British Columbia, MSc
  • 1981 
    University of Wales, Aberystwyth, BSc (Hons)

Research Areas

  • Archaeological Science (210102)
  • Geochronology (040303)
  • Quaternary Environments (040606)