Before commencing work as an archaeologist, Stephen combined a successful career as a Principal Social Worker in the South Australian Public Service with an ongoing interest in Australian archaeology and history. His social work role at that time involved providing a travelling consultancy to remote South Australian locations (Coober Pedy, Ceduna and Port Lincoln) to assist staff practice, including regular work with Aboriginal families and communities. Stephen has undertaken archaeological work in the greater Adelaide area, Fleurieu Peninsula, the Pilbara region of Western Australia and Melbourne, Victoria, with a particular emphasis on cultural heritage management and Indigenous archaeology. He brings a wide range of relevant experience to his work including archaeological, historical and cross cultural knowledge, sound oral and written communication, staff and project management, and cultural heritage training. Stephen is particularly interested in the way landscapes are culturally constructed to communicate significance and meaning, and how archaeological theoretical approaches might be applied to interpret such sites. His research is particularly focussed on cemeteries and burialgrounds. Stephen is an associate member of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc (AACAI).
2006 Bachelor of Archaeology with Honours (First Class), majoring in Historical Archaeology, Flinders University
2004 Bachelor of Archaeology, Flinders University*
*Including cross-institutional study at Adelaide University
1990 Bachelor of Social Administration, Flinders University
1987 Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Second Class A), majoring in Australian History, Adelaide University
1985 Bachelor of Arts, majoring in History, Adelaide University
2017 Australian Archaeological Association Inc. Student Research Grant.
2015 Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) scholarship (till 30/03/19)*
Research Training Scheme (RTS) scholarship (till 30/03/20)*
*Replaced 1/01/17 by Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship
2007 Invited to sit on the Flinders University Course Review Committee of the Bachelor of Archaeology (including Honours) and the Graduate Certificate, Diploma and Masters of Maritime Archaeology as a former Honours student (29-31 Oct).
Membership of the Golden Key Honours Society
University Medal (Flinders University)
2006 Comber Consulting Prize (awarded to the student who achieves the highest Grade Point Average (GPA) in their Honours year by the Dept of Archaeology, Flinders University)
2004 Demosthenes Medal (for consistent excellence in Ancient Greek Studies – Adelaide University)
2003 Chancellor’s Letter of Commendation (Flinders University)
Current: Tutor in ARCH1006: Sex, Death and Ritual in the Ancient World.
Previous: ARCH8405: The Archaeology of Australian Stone Artefacts (Demonstrator and assistant teacher); ARCH3313: Archaeology in the Field (Teacher) and ARCH1006: Sex, Death and Ritual in the Ancient World (Tutor and Guest Lecturer).
I am a member of the following organisations,
AAA - Australian Archaeological Association Inc.
AACAI - Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc. Associate Member (formerly National Secretary 2016--2018)
ASHA - The Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology
ASDS - Association for the Study of Death and Society
AGS - The Association for Gravestone Studies (United States)
The Friends of the Museum of Classical Archaeology (Adelaide University)
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