Staff with academic status are adjunct members of staff, who, through their workplace or research interests, support the academic programmes of the department.  Our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes would not be possible without our range of dedicated Industry Partners and academic supporters, all of whom contribute enormously to the capacity and quality of the Department.

Staff with Academic Status

Research Interests

Eleanor Adams
Associate Lecturer
BSc (Hons), MA University of Adelaide
SA Museum

Human osteology, forensic anthropology, anatomical sciences, museum and curatorial studies

James Bateman
BA (Hons) Flinders University

Archaeological photography, history of archaeological photography, Port Adelaide maritime heritage research

Dr Peter Bell
BA (Hons) JCU, PhD JCU
Historical Research Pty Ltd, Goodwood SA

Historical archaeology, architecture, cultural heritage management, mining, conservation

Robert Bevan


Andrew Collett
BA Adelaide, LLB Adelaide

Aboriginal cultural heritage and the law, native title, stolen generations, Aboriginal deaths in custody

Jillian Comber
Comber Consultants Pty Limited, Croydon, NSW

Indigenous archaeology, lithic technology, dissonant theory in the context of dispossession, interactions between Aboriginal people and Chinese sojourners, cultural heritage management

Amy Dale
BA (Hons) Anthropology, Durham University, MLitt Museum and Gallery Studies, University of St Andrews,

Museology, museum studies


Dr Neale Draper 
BA (Hons) UQ, MA New Mexico, PhD New Mexico
Australian Cultural Heritage Management, Hindmarsh, South Australia

Cultural heritage management, Indigenous archaeology and anthropology, native title and Aboriginal studies

Dr Art Durband
BA, MA Northern Illinois, PhD Tennessee
Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Texas Tech Universty

Physical anthropology, human evolution, human osteology, bioarchaeology, Australia, Southeast Asia

Natalie Franklin
BA (Hons)  Anthropology (Prehistory), University of Sydney, PhD Archaeology, La Trobe University

Rock art and cultural heritage management

Ursula Frederick

Rock art, modern material culture, contact art, mark-making activities

Gordon Grimwade

Historical archaeology, archaeology of the Chinese, cultural heritage management, industrial archaeology

Professor Maciej Henneberg
MSc (cum laude), PhD, DSc  A. Mickiewicz, FAIBiol                    
Wood Jones Professor of Anatomical and Comparative Anatomy, University of Adelaide

Human evolution, anatomical variation, osteology, palaeodemography, comparative anatomy, palaeopathology

Dr Philip Hughes
BSc University of Canterbury, MSc University of Canterbury, PhD UNSW

Geoarchaeology, Australia-wide indigenous archaeology, especially in arid Australia, agricultural history in the highlands of PNG

Dr James Hunter
BA Northwestern State University of Louisiana, MA University of West Florida, PhD Flinders University

Maritime Archaeology, Historical Archaeology, Conflict Archaeology, Watercraft Abandonment, Spanish Colonial Archaeology, British Colonial Archaeology, Public Archaeology, Archaeological Conservation, Archaeological Visualisation and Illustration, Shipbuilding and Maritime Technology, Post-Medieval Seafaring, Naval History, and Naval Suppression of the Slave Trade.

Gary Jackson
BA (Hons) Adelaide

Cultural heritage management, repatriation, Indigenous archaeology and anthropology

Emily Jateff
BA Anthropology/Archaeology, University of West Florida, MMA Flinders University, Grad. Dip. Gastronomy University of Adelaide

Maritime archaeology, screen, media and archaeology, underwater cultural heritage at risk, maritime food and culture, disaster preparedness and response

Dr Bill Jeffery


Amer Khan
BA, BSc Yale, MMA Flinders
Department of Environment and Heritage, Adelaide

Ship construction practices in South Australia,  ship abandonment, underwater conservation and heritage management

Dr Jun Kimura
BA, Tokai (Japan), MMA Flinders, PhD Flinders

Asian Maritime Archaeology, Ship structure and construction, Japanese Underwater Cultural Heritage in the Asian and Pacific regions.

Robin Koch
Associate Lecturer
B.Tech Adelaide University

Surveying, GIS, mapping

Ms Lyn Leader-Elliott

Cultural heritage management, heritage tourism, World Heritage, museum studies, heritage interpretation, intangible heritage

Justin McCarthy
Austral Archaeology Pty Ltd

Cultural heritage management, historical archaeology, archaeology of the overseas Chinese, urban archaeology, industrial archaeology

Dr Jennifer F. McKinnon
BA University of Florida, MS Florida State University, PhD Florida State University

Maritime archaeology; historical archaeology; cultural heritage management; Spanish colonization and mission systems; ship construction; lifesaving stations and shipwreck shelter hut; World War II

Emeritus Professor Vincent Megaw
AM, MA, DLitt Edinburgh, FAHA, FSA, FSA Scot, MIFA, FRAI

Archaeology and anthropology of art, archaeology of musical instruments, Australasian prehistory and protohistory, early Celtic art, contemporary Aboriginal art, museology

Ian Moffat 
BA UQ, BSc (Hons) UQ, PhD ANU

Archaeological geophysics, sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, geoarchaeology, site formation processes, geochronology, isotope geochemistry

Professor George Nicholas
BA, MA, PhD UMass
Department of Archaeology Simon Fraser University Canada

Indigenous archaeology, cultural and intellectual property rights, decolonisation of theory and practice

David Nutley
MBEnv UNSW, MMA Flinders, GD Curtin
Comber Consultants Pty Limited, Croydon, NSW

Cultural heritage management, museums, underwater cultural heritage

Dr Tim Owen
BSc (Hons) Leicester, PhD Flinders
Godden Mackay Logan Heritage, Redfern, NSW

Cultural heritage management, Indigenous archaeology, historical archaeology, scientific archaeology, stable isotope analysis, bioarchaeology, archival recording and photography, archaeological surveying and heritage landscape analysis

Dr John Perkins
PhD Bristol


Dr Susan Piddock
BA (Hons), MA, PhD Flinders

The archaeology of institutions, houses, disease and health, documentary and historical archaeology, finds analysis and burial practices

Mark Polzer
BS Texas A&M University, MA Texas A&M University

Research Interests: Seafaring and maritime trade in the ancient world; Phoenician and Greek colonization; cultural contacts; ship construction and the development and transference of maritime technology; iconography

Jason Raupp
BA Northwestern State , MA West Florida

Maritime archaeology, historical archaeology, contact rock art

Dr Nathan Richards
BA (Hons), PhD Flinders University
Maritime Heritage Program
UNC-Coastal Studies Institute
Wanchese, NC, USA; and,
Program in Maritime Studies
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC, USA

Maritime archaeology, archaeological theory and method, history of technology, cultural resources mfanagement

Vicki Richards
BAppSc (Hons) Curtin, MPhil Murdoch
Western Australia Museum
Perth, WA

Shipwreck conservation, materials conservation

Dr Ines Domingo Sanz
BA Universitat de València, PhD Universitat de València

Rock art, archaeology, ethnoarchaeology

Dr Deb Shefi
MA Flinders, PhD Flinders

Maritime archaeology, in-situ preservation, underwater cultural heritage management

Jason Shute
GRSM, ARCH (Hons) 

Historical South Australia and the development of the copper industry and key South Australians

Dr Pam Smith
BA (Hons) Adelaide, Grad Dip Archaeol Flinders, PhD Flinders

Historical archaeology (European and Indigenous), cultural heritage management, archaeobotany; interpretations of cultural landscape

Associate Professor Mark Staniforth
BSc Murdoch, Grad Cert Tertiary Ed Flinders University, Grad Dip Maritime Arch Curtin, MA University of Sydney, PhD Flinders University

Historical archaeology; maritime archaeology; underwater cultural heritage issues; museum studies 

Dr Lynley Wallis
BA (Hons) UWA, PhD ANU
Wallis Heritage Consulting, SA

Indigenous archaeology, archaeological science, cultural heritage management, phytolith studies


Dr Keryn Walshe
BA ANU, Grad Cert TertEd Flinders University
Principal Researcher, Archaeology.
South Australian Museum, Adelaide, SA

Indigenous Australian archaeology, faunal analysis, taphonomy, museum studies, cultural heritage management

Dr. Alan Watchman
BSc (Hons) Adelaide, MSc ANU, MSc (Hons) Wollongong, PhD University of Canberra

Rock art conservation, management and dating, geoarchaeology, sourcing studies


Daryl Wesley

Cultural heritage management, Australian archaeology