PhD James Cook University
GradCertEd (Tertiary Teaching) James Cook University
BA (Hons) University of Western Australia
Fellow of the Australian Anthropological Society
Member of the Australian Historical Association
Full Member, Australia ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites)
Member, Indigenous Heritage Reference Group, Australia ICOMOS
Lecturer (Anthropology and Australian Indigenous Studies), University of Southern Queensland 2011 –
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Queensland, 2010 – 2011
Head, Cultures and Histories Queensland Museum, 2008 – 2010
Lecturer /Research Fellow (Australian Studies), University of Queensland, 2007 – 2008
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Tasmania, 2004 - 2007
Assistant Director, Indigenous Heritage, Australian Heritage Commission 1995-2000
Great Barrier Reef: tourism, visual representation, Indigenous people in tourism and science, knowledge of the underwater, science and scientists.
Sense of Place: theoretical aspects, historical change, media representation, the body and the senses, hyper-reality and simulacra.
Culture-Nature: Landscape, nature-culture nexus, animal-human relations, history of conservation.
Heritage Studies: integrated cultural-natural landscapes; living memory, aesthetics, emotions, national themes, intersections with tourism, new technologies.
Tourism and travel: social theory, narratives and themes, material cultures of tourism; tourism ephemera (photograph albums, home movies, brochures, etc.).