About

Maddy is a maritime archaeologist with a career spanning over a decade working in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and now Queensland. Her research interests revolve around shipwrecks and underwater archaeology in Australasia. She has a passion for wooden ship construction and site formation processes - particularly on reeef environments. Maddy's PhD research explored underwater 3D photogrammetry of shipwreck sites, particularly analysing the implication of theoretical approaches to archaeological visualisation and digital realism, which continues to be a focus of her studies.

Maddy's current position is a joint role with JCU and the Queensland Museum, she manages the maritime archaeological collection housed in Townsville at the Museum of Tropical Queensland. Forthcoming research projects will involve collections and analysis of shipwreck material.

In addition, Maddy is a commercial diver and coxswain with a range of experience in maritime heritage management and fieldwork across Australia and the world.

Interests
Professional
  • Science communication
  • Women in STEM
Research
  • Ship construction
  • Site formation processes
  • Underwater 3D photogrammetry
  • Archaeological visualisation
  • Climate change and cultural heritage
  • Shipwrecks
  • Maritime archaeology
Experience
  • 2018 to 2019 - Maritime Archaeologist, Heritage Victoria (Melbourne)
  • 2014 to 2018 - Assistant Curator/Research Assistant, The Western Australian Museum (Fremantle)
  • 2012 to 2014 - Assistant Curator, The Western Australian Museum (Fremantle)
  • 2012 to 2014 - Research Assistant, The University of Western Australia (Perth)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2016 - Women Divers Hall of Fame, Cecelia Connelly Memorial Award for Underwater Archaeology
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