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• Development of optically stimulated luminescence dating techniques for individual sand grains
• Extending the age range of luminescence dating of quartz
• Timing of the anatomical and behavioural origins of Homo sapiens in Africa and their dispersal ‘Out of Africa’
• Quaternary environmental change and its impact on the evolution and dispersal of Homo sapiens
• Comparing the behaviour of Homo sapiens in Africa and Neanderthals in Europe


  • 2016–present
    ARC Future Fellow, University of Wollongong


  • 2004 
    University of Wales, PhD