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Areas of expertise: landscape archaeology, conflict archaeology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing. 

My research engages with the relationships between people and landscape, the archaeology of conflict and commemoration, and the provision of new techniques and technologies in archaeological research. Methodologically, I specialise in spatial analyses, in non-invasive investigation techniques and in the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and geospatial science to model landscapes and address archaeological questions. I have carried out fieldwork in Australia, Canada, Turkey and the Caucasus.

My research specialises in the analysis of fortified landscapes and in the human use of and adaptation to riverine systems. The projects below are each related to these key themes and contexts.

Current major collaborative research projects:

  • Environmental and cultural change along the Central Murray River (DP200101875)
  • Buchan Valley and Gippsland Lakes Cultural Mapping Project (2020 - present)
  • Settlement and fortification of the rivers of eastern Canada (2018 - present)
  • The Kura Route: shaping the human landscape in the Caucasus highlands (2020 - present)
  • Archaeology of conflict and resistance: Crete WWII (2018 - present)

Past projects:

  • Joint Historical and Archaeological Survey of the Gallipoli Battlefields (2011 - 2015)
  • Metepenagiag Cultural Landscape, maritime Canada (2018 - 2020)
  • Landscape Archaeology in Georgia (2012 - 2019)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Archaeology and Geomatic Engineering, PhD, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 1 Dec 2009

Classics and Archaeology, BA (Hons), University of Melbourne

Award Date: 1 Mar 2005

Classics and Archaeology and Earth Sciences, BASc, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 1 Mar 2005

Research area keywords

  • Landscape Archaeology
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Riverine Systems
  • Conflict Archaeology

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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