About

I am an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Cairns Institute, JCU. I have held various roles in research, teaching, training & capacity development, and  Project Management within the Department of Learning, Teaching & Student Engagement; the College of Arts, Society & Education; the College of Business, Law & Governance; and The Cairns Institute.

I hold a PhD in Social Science (Anthropology and Archaeology) and my research evaluated the application of international heritage discourses and practices in the management of cultural heritage within a large-scale extractive industry at the MMG-LXML Sepon Gold & Copper Mine, Lao PDR. 

In my pofessional role I am the Cultural Hertiage Officer and Team Lead for the Queensland Department of Transport & Main Roads, Far North District (Cairns/Cape York/Torres Strait), where I manage and coordine cultural heritage activities and provide specialist advice and support as part of the delivery of transport infrastructure projects.

I continue to engage and publish with colleagues in Australia, PNG, and Southeast Asia in research, policy developement, and methodologies for the protection and promotion of community and place-based cultural heritage management, and female particpation within in the Higher Education sector.

Experience
  • 2020 to 2022 - Senior Cultural Heritage Officer, Queensland State Government (DTMR) (Cairns, Cape York, Torres Strait)
  • 2019 to 2020 - Project Manager, James Cook University (Cairns & Lae, Papua New Guinea)
  • 2016 to 2019 - Senior Project Officer, James Cook University (Cairns & Lae, Papua New Guinea)
  • 2007 to 2019 - Consultant Anthropologist and Archaeologist, Independent (Australia & Lao PDR)
  • 2015 to 2017 - PASS Program Supervisor/Language & Learning Support Officer, James Cook University (Cairns)
  • 2013 to 2015 - Project Officer (Research & Community Engagement), James Cook University (Cairns & Cape York)
  • 2013 - Senior Research Officer, James Cook University (Townsville)
Honours
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  • 2004 to 2006 - Jeffery Clark Prize in Anthropolgy
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Current
  • Learning from the Lived Experience: A Phenomenological Study of Schizophrenia (Masters , External Advisor)

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