Jo McDonald | Director
Professor Jo McDonald holds the Rio Tinto Chair in Rock Art Studies (2012–2017; 2019–). Jo completed an ARC Future Fellowship (2011–2016) on rock art, social and environmental change in the Western Desert (Australia) and the Great Basin (USA). She is currently working in the Pilbara developing a series of rock art projects with different Aboriginal communities.
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Professor Alistair Paterson is an ARC Future Fellow in Archaeology at The University of Western Australia. His research examines the historical archaeology of colonial coastal contact and settlement in Australia’s North West and the Indian Ocean.
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Dr Sven Ouzman is an archaeologist who specialises in rock art, graffiti, heritage politics, Indigenous knowledge, intellectual property issues, landscape, creolisation and cross-cultural contact, monuments, origins, and understandings of time.
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Professor Joakim Goldhahn is the Kimberley Foundation Ian Potter Chair in Rock Art.
He conducts research in Kimberley and western Arnhem Land in Australian as well as in northern Europe.
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Professor Martin Porr has published widely on Palaeolithic art and archeology as well as general theoretical aspects of archaeological and rock art research. He teaches archaeology at undergraduate and honours level.
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Professor Benjamin W Smith is
Professor of World Rock Art in Archaeology at The University of Western Australia; Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education; President of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for Rock Art.
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