Professor Jo McDonald holds the Rio Tinto Chair in Rock Art Studies. Jo is currently leading two multidisciplinary projects: at Murujuga and between Murujuga and the Western Desert as well as working with several Pilbara Aboriginal communities on rock art collaborations. She sits on the Murujuga Stakeholder Reference Group and Murujuga’s Heritage Committee; is Chair of NSCRAA and is Australia’s representative on ICOMOS’ ISC-CAR.
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.
Professor Joakim Goldhahn holds the Rock Art Australia Ian Potter Kimberley Chair. He has conducted research in northern Europe and now conducts research in the Kimberley and western Arnhem Land in Australia with a special interest in Indigenous contact rock art, human-animal relations, a biographical approach to known Aboriginal rock art artists, intergenerational learning, museum collections, bark paintings, and more.
Professor Peter Veth is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow at UWA. His five year project Desert People is working on the archaeology and heritage of communities from Ningaloo, across the Pilbara and into the Western Desert. He is also a Chief Investigator on the ARC Linkage project From the Desert to the Sea which spans the Pilbara coast and into the remote desert.
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.