Researcher biography

My research interests involve integrating interdisciplinary methods with particular emphasis in archaeological geophysics, remote sensing, GIS and geoarchaeology in archaeological research. Recent work explores the potential use and comparability of soil magnetic susceptibility with other techniques like soil chemistry and geochronology, to understand the nature and persistence of Pleistocene human occupation in Australia. Outside Australia, I have been involved in several international projects in Africa, the Carribbean, Europe, Indonesia, North and South America, Papua New Guniea and Southeast Asia.

I also have significant relevant industry experience as a consultant in cultural heritage management in both Australia and the US and have worked casually as a Senior Heritage Advisor in Australia since 2011. Before commencing my PhD, I was a full-time Project Manager at Coastal Environments Incorporated in the US after completing my MA at the University of Mississippi. My role involved the management of cultural resources for both federal (e.g. Federal Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Coast Guard) and state (e.g. Mississippi Department of Transportation and Mississippi Department of Archives and History) agencies along the Mississippi Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.