Dr Alice Gorman is an internationally recognised leader in the field of space archaeology. Her research on space exploration has been featured in National Geographic, New Scientist, and Archaeology magazine. She is a faculty member of the International Space University's Southern Hemisphere Space Program in Adelaide.
Her book Dr Space Junk vs the Universe: Archaeology and the Future (NewSouth Publishing, MIT Press, 2019) won the NIB Award People's Choice and the John Mulvaney Book Award, as well as being shortlisted for the NSW and Queensland Premier's Awards and the Adelaide Festival Awards.
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 Advisory Council of the Space Industry Association of Australia, a member of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, and President of the Anthropological Society of South Australia. She tweets as @drspacejunk.
2020: University of New England Distinguished Alumni Award
2020: finalist in the Australian Space Awards for Academic of the Year and Researcher of the Year
2019: John Mulvaney Book Award (Australian Archaeological Association)
2017: Bragg NSW Press Prize for Science Writing
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 undergraduate archaeology and graduate cultural heritage management.
Australian Archaeological Association
World Archaeological Congress
Space Industry Association of Australia (Advisory Council Member)
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Adelaide Chapter)
Anthropological Society of South Australia (Councillor)
International Flann O'Brien Society
International Association of Critical Heritage Studies
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