TARL Our People

Our People

Staff, adjuncts and research students work across the JCU network work in archaeology or archaeology-related areas. This page presents a list of current staff, adjuncts and research students affiliated with TARL. Click on ‘More Details’ to see current research projects and further information.

Directors

Distinguished Professor Sean UIm

TARL Director

Research interests: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander archaeology; Coastal and island archaeology; Impacts of people on new environments; Radiocarbon dating of marine materials.

More Details

Dr Nigel Chang

TARL Deputy Director

Research interests: Archaeology of Southeast Asia; Long-term changes in society and environment; Community-based archaeology.

More Details

JCU Staff with Archaeological Research Interests

Distinguished Professor Michael Bird

Isotope Geochemist

Research interests: Geoarchaeology; Isotope geochemistry; Quaternary science; Radiocarbon pretreatment.

More Details

Professor Paul Dirks

Associate Dean, Research

Research interests: Geoarchaeology; Linking dynamic landscapes in Africa to human evolution; Geological setting of hominin fossil deposits.

More Details

A/Professor Kate Domett

Biological anthropologist

Research interests: Bioarchaeology (esp. Southeast Asia); Palaeohealth, palaeopathology, trauma; Demography, migration.

More Details

Dr Dianna Hardy

Senior Lecturer, IERC

Research interests: eResearch and archaeological datasets, Maritime archaeology.

More Details

Dr Ariana Lambrides

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research interests: Archaeoicthyology; Marine environment; Fish ecology; Fisheries Sustainability; Fishing.

More Details

Dr Madeline McAllister

Senior Curator, Maritime Archaeology

Research interests: Maritime Archaeology; Wooden ship construction (17-20th centuries); Underwater; Cultural Heritage; Archaeological visualisation: 3D photogrammetry, legacy data and interpretation; Outreach and public archaeology.

More Details

Dr Kimberley Owens

Lecturer, Medical Education

Research interests: Historical archaeology; Archaeology of Lord Howe Island.

More Details

Dr Emma Rehn

Archaeologist

Research interests: Human-environment interactions; Aboriginal fire regimes

More Details

A/Professor Eric Roberts

Head, Earth and Environmental Science

Research interests: Vertebrate taphonomy; Sedimentology and stratigraphy; Geochronology; Continental ichnology.

More Details

Dr Cassandra Rowe

Research fellow

Research interests: Palaeoecology; Palynology

More Details

Dr Anna Willis

Lecturer, Archaeology

Research interests: Bioarchaeology; Palaeodiet; Palaeohealth; Southeast Asian Archaeology

More Details

Dr Katherine Woo

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research interests: Australian Archaeology; Archaeomalacology; Mollusc ecology and biology; Palaeoenvironmental reconstructions; Human-environmental interactions

More Details

Dr Chris Wurster

Lecturer, Environmental Earth Science

Research interests: Quaternary environments; Stable isotopes; High-resolution environmental archives

More Details

Technical Staff

Sarah Slater

Laboratory Manager (Cairns)

Cailey Maclaurin

Laboratory Supervisor (Cairns)

Kayla Turner

Research Assistant (Cairns)