Our Staff 

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.

+61 8 6488 2097

Jane Balme

Professor Jane Balme is a Professor of Archaeology at The University of Western Australia. She is an expert on early Indigenous groups and Australian archaeology, having worked on topics in a variety of regions across Australia.

+61 8 6488 3825

Benjamin Smith

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.

+61 8 6488 2097

Sarah de Koning

Sarah de Koning is the Database and Communications Officer for CRAR+M. She specialises in data management and designing recording forms.

+61 8 6488 2860

Alistair Paterson

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.

+61 8 6488 2867

Sven Ouzman

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. 

+61 8 6488 2863

Sam Harper

Dr Sam Harper is the Project Manager for the Kimberley Visions project.

She specialises in Indigenous rock art across the Pilbara and Kimberley regions.

+61 8 6488 2097

Martin Porr

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.

+61 8 6488 2113

Peter Veth

Professor Peter Veth is a leading archaeologist who has carried out research and management throughout Australia, Island South East Asia and remote Polynesia.

He is currently the Director of the UWA Oceans Institute.

+61 8 6488 8123

Mailing Address:

Centre for Rock Art, Research + Management,

School of Social Sciences,

M257, 32 Stirling Highway, Perth WA 6009

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