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Postdoctoral Researcher, College of Asia & the Pacific, Australian National University

Shimona Kealy is currently employed under the Internship for Women/Researcher Exchange Grants scheme of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage. She is works at the College of Asia & the Pacific, Australian National University. Shimona does research in Biogeography, Archaeology, Paleontology, and Phylogenetics.

Experience

  • –present
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Australian National University

Education

  • 2019 
    Australian National University, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2013 
    University of New South Wales, Bachelor of Science: Geology, Honours 1st Class
  • 2012 
    University of New England, Bachelor of Science: Palaeobiology

Publications

  • 2018
    A geological and spatial approach to prehistoric archaeological surveys on small islands: case studies from Maluku Barat Daya, Indonesia, Kapata Arkeologi 4(1), 1-14
  • 2018
    Least-cost pathway models indicate northern human dispersal from Sunda to Sahul, Journal of Human Evolution, 125, 59-70
  • 2017
    Reconstructing palaeogeography and inter-island visibility in the Wallacean Archipelago during the likely period of Sahul colonization, 65 - 45,000 years ago, Archaeological Prospection 24(3), 259-272
  • 2017
    Total evidence phylogeny and evolutionary timescale for Australian faunivorous marsupials (Dasyuromorphia), BMC Evolutionary Biology, 17, 240
  • 2016
    Islands under the sea: a review of early modern human dispersal routes and migration hypotheses through Wallacea, Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 11(3), 364-384

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Internship for Women/Researcher Exchange
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage
  • 2019
    Research Exploration Grant
    Role:
    Team Member
    Funding Source:
    National Geographic Society
  • 2019
    Humanities Travelling Fellowship
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Academy of Humanities
  • 2017
    Vice-Chancellor Student Travel Grant
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian National University
  • 2016
    Student Research Grant
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Archaeology Association

Professional Memberships

  • Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association
  • Canberra Archaeological Society