• BA (Hons) (University of Otago) 2005
  • MA (University of Otago) 2009


  • Caution Bay, PNG LNG Project, Papua New Guinea, 2009-2010 (Monash University)
  • Archaeology Research Assistant, University of Otago, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology (2010-2012)
  • Consultant Archaeologist 2012-Present

Current PhD Project

(University of Queensland Research Scholarship)

Technological development of Pre-European Polynesian adze manufacture and quarrying practices in New Zealand

Advisors: Professor Marshall Weisler, Associate Professor Chris Clarkson, Professor Richard Walter (University of Otago)

Research Interests

Pre-European Polynesian archaeologyResearch Interests:

  • Polynesian quarrying and adze manufacture
  • Pre-European Māori settlement of New Zealand