Our staff boast a wide range of expertise

To find out more about members’ individual research strengths, research study supervision and contact details, follow the links below to our Griffith Experts profiles.

Feel free to contact us individually if you have any questions regarding our expertise.

Centre Director (Acting)

Professor Darryl Jones

Professor Darryl Jones is the Deputy Director of the Environmental Futures Research Institute. His research interests are focussed on urban ecology and human interactions with nature. His archeological experience is limited to the excavation of hundreds of Brush-turkey incubation mounds though he is yet to find an artefact.

Centre members

Professor Maxime Aubert

Quaternary geochronology, U-series dating, rock art.

Ms Pauline Basilia

PhD Student

Palaeontology, Bone Histology, Island Biogeography

Mr Daniel Borombovits

PhD Student

Geophotonics and luminescence imaging, optical systems, luminescence dating and quartz as a dosimeter.

Professor Adam Brumm

Palaeolithic archaeology, Indonesian prehistory, and origins of modern human behaviour

Dr Eleanor Crosby

Consulting archaeologist in Indigenous history of Queensland south of the Logan River.

Mr Samuel Dix

PhD Student

Indigenous and Historical archaeology, rock art, Tasmanian heritage policy

Dr Mathieu Duval

Quaternary geochronology, electron spin resonance dating, Mediterranean Palaolithic archaeology.

Mr Aaron Fogel

PhD Student

Professor Brian Fry

Professor Rainer Grün

Quaternary Geochronology, Archaeogeochemistry

Dr Jillian Huntley

Ochre, rock art conservation, physicochemical characterisation, Australasian archaeology.

Dr Andrea Jalandoni

Rock art; remote sensing; Southeast Asia and Northwestern Pacific archaeology

Dr Justine Kemp

Quaternary geochronology, optically stimulated luminescence dating.

Professor David Lambert

Ancient genomes; rates of molecular change; indigenous genomics

Dr Michelle Langley

Human behavioural evolution, traceology, Palaeolithic archaeology, Australian archaeology, neanderthals, archaeology of children.

Associate Professor Julien Louys

Mammals, palaeontology, palaeoecology.

Ms Eva Martellotta

PhD Student

Bone retouchers, Europe, Australia.

Dr Sally K. May

Rock art, Australian archaeology, contact histories, museum studies and cultural heritage.

Mr David P. McGahan

PhD Student

Human evolution and adaptability, hominid variation, functional morphology.

Ms Fiona McKeague

Operations and logistics, Australian rock art, community engagement

Ms Emily Miller

PhD Student

Fibre objects in rock art and museums

Ms Kim Newman

PhD Student

Sulawesi, Breccia, Toalean

Professor Jon Olley

Quaternary geochronology and optically stimulated luminescence dating.

Ms Yinika Perston

PhD Student

Lithic technologies, Indonesian prehistory, cognitive evolution

Dr Irina Ponomareva

Rock art of Siberia

Ms Marcela Ortega Rincon

PhD Student

Biocultural heritage conservation

Ms Holly Smith

PhD Student

Palaeontology, palaeoecology and geology

Professor Tanya Smith

Paleoanthropology, evolution of human life history, tooth development and structure, great ape evolution.

Dr Justin Stout

Fluvial geomorphologist with expertise in landscape evolution and spatial analysis.

Dr Sankar Subramanian

Human genetic variation; Neutral theory of molecular evolution; Deleterious alleles in natural population

Professor Paul Taçon

Director, Place, Evolution, and Rock Art Heritage Unit (PERAHU)

Ms Roxanne Tsang

PhD Student

Ethno-archaeology of rock art in PNG, PNG archaeology.

Dr Sally Wasef

Ancient DNA, paleogenomics and molecular evolution.

Dr Jayne Wilkins

Palaeoarchaeology, lithic analysis, origins of modern humans, southern African prehistory.

Mr Doug Williams

PhD Student

Australian archaeology, landscape archaeology, cultural heritage management

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