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Dr Alice Gorman is an internationally recognised leader in the emerging field of space archaeology. Her research on space exploration has been featured in National Geographic, the Monocle, and Archaeology magazine. She is a faculty member of the International Space University's Southern Hemisphere Space Program in Adelaide.
She has worked extensively in Indigenous heritage management, providing advice for mining industry, urban development, government departments, local councils and Native Title groups in NSW, WA, SA and Queensland. She is also a specialist in stone tool analysis, and the Aboriginal use of bottle glass after European settlement.
Alice is a member of the Executive Council of the Space Industry Association of Australia, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, and a Councillor of the Anthropological Society of South Australia. She tweets as @drspacejunk.
PhD, University of New England (2001)
B.A.(Hons), University of Melbourne (1986)
2010: Voted 1st at Flinders University in the UniJobs Lecturer of the Year poll.
2007: Voted 29th in the annual Australia-wide Lecturer of the Year poll.
2001: Finalist, Queensland Premier's Awards, Bridges to Reconciliation category.
Alice teaches in the Graduate Program in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Management, co-ordinating Work Integrated Learning topics with industry partners.
My research involves the archaeology and cultural heritage management of space exploration, focusing on orbital debris, terrestrial launch sites, and tracking stations.
: Historical archaeology, Irish settlement in Australia, folklore
; Space exploration, Mars colonisation, verse novel, poetry and science
; Modern material culture, Jawoyn, archaeology of the contemporary past
; Ngadjuri, cultural landscapes, contact archaeology
: Cemetery studies, historical archaeology, gender and material culture
Australian Archaeological Association
World Archaeological Congress
Space Industry Association of Australia (Executive Council Member)
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Adelaide Chapter)
Anthropological Society of South Australia (Councillor)
International Flann O'Brien Society
Alice publishes Space Age Archaeology, which is archived at the National Library of Australia as a significant scientific blog.