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.
Professor Rainer Grün
The central theme of Professor Grün's research is geochronology. He is an acknowledged leader in the field of ESR dating and has extensive experience in U-series, radiocarbon and luminescence dating. His work on Qafzeh, Skhul and Tabun in the early 1990s contributed to a complete revision of our views on modern human evolution and archaeological chronology.
Mr Shaun Adams
Bio-archaeologist specialising in geochemical tracing/provenance and faunal analysis.
Professor Maxime Aubert
Quaternary geochronology, U-series dating, rock art.
Mr Daniel Borombovits
Geophotonics and luminescence imaging, optical systems, luminescence dating and quartz as a dosimeter.
Associate Professor Adam Brumm
Palaeolithic archaeology, Indonesian prehistory, and origins of modern human behaviour
Ms Jennifer Leigh Campbell
Population history, modern human genomics, Indigenous education
Dr Eleanor Crosby
Consulting archaeologist in Indigenous history of Queensland south of the Logan River.
Mr Samuel Dix
Indigenous and Historical archaeology, rock art, Tasmanian heritage policy
Dr Mathieu Duval
Quaternary geochronology, electron spin resonance dating, Mediterranean Palaolithic archaeology.
Mr Aaron Fogel
Professor Brian Fry
Dr Jillian Huntley
Ochre, rock art conservation, physicochemical, 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.
Dr Julien Louys
Mammals, palaeontology, palaeoecology.
Dr Sally K. May
Rock art, Australian archaeology, contact histories, museum studies and cultural heritage.
Mr David P. McGahan
Human evolution and adaptability, hominid variation, functional morphology.
Ms Fiona McKeague
Operations and logistics, Australian rock art, community engagement
Ms Emily Miller
Fibre objects in rock art and museums
Professor Jon Olley
Quaternary geochronology and optically stimulated luminescence dating.
Dr Richard O’Rorke
Environmental and ancient DNA methods to determine diet and understand the macroevolution of commensals.
Ms Yinika Perston
Lithic technologies, Indonesian prehistory, cognitive evolution
Ms Irina Ponomareva
Rock art of Siberia
Dr Alex Quinn
Molecular biology, genetics and evolutionary biology.
Ms Holly Smith
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)
Dr Sally Wasef
Ancient DNA, paleogenomics and molecular evolution.
Dr Michael Westaway
Biological anthropology (including palaeoanthropology) and archaeology.
Mr Doug Williams
Australian archaeology, landscape archaeology, cultural heritage management
Dr Jo Wright
Ancient DNA, population history, genomics.