Executive Committee 2019

Chair: Jenna Walsh

Jenna is keenly interested in burials, bioarchaeology, human evolution, and Indigenous rock art. She is currently completing her Honours thesis in archaeology at Flinders University, examining the relevance of burial archaeology to social heirarchy and generational family connections within a colonial South Australian community. Jenna is a mature-age student advocating for disability inclusion within an often physical field, and brings over 12 years of hospitality and human resources management with her into her new academic life. Jenna has collaborated on projects with HDR students and staff at Flinders University, The University of Adelaide (Medical Sciences: Anatomy and Pathology), SAHMRI and several heritage consulting firms, and her third collaborative publication is currently being submitted for acceptance to Australian Archaeology. Jenna is the NASC 2019 disability and accessibility liaison.

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Vice Chair: Tyler Whitmarsh

Tyler Whitmarsh (BArchaeol Flin, GradDipArch Flin, MCultHeritage Deakin, MWorldHeritage BTU) is a recent graduate and emerging heritage professional. As an inaugural participant of the international Dual Award Program between Deakin University and Brandenburg University of Technology, Tyler has dedicated much of his studies towards an open, inclusive and democratic approach to the archaeology and heritage sector. His masters dissertation was an evaluation of Citizen Heritage methodologies in the identification of Queer Heritage in Victoria. After graduating in 2018, Tyler was able to use his academic experience to explore various national and international opportunities. His return to Flinders University stems from his commitment to continue his own education and research in the near future. Tyler brings a wealth of experience to the role of Vice-Chair and he is committed to ensuring NASC remains an inclusive space for emerging professionals like himself. Tyler is the NASC 2019 LGBTIQ and gender liaison.

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Secretary (initiating): Clara Santilli

Clara is studying her Masters of Archaeology at Flinders University. After some interesting lived experiences, she found she was really passionate about researching disability, inclusion and accessibility in Australian archaeology. Clara works with an international group of archaeologists and students who are looking to remove barriers and create a diverse community of Enabled archaeologists. Clara also studies screen, media and documentary as part of her degree and in her spare time she is part of Adelaide’s local arts spoken word community. 

Secretary (continuing): Maeghan Stace

Mae is an Archaeology Honours student investigating the burial rituals and practices of Angkor, Cambodia. Archaeologically,her interests include all things mortuary, with a keen enthusiasm for osteology and mortuary studies as well as forensic science. Non-archaeologically, she is a bubbly and enthusiastic lover for binge watching Netflix and avoiding all things academic! Procrastination and Mae are two peas in a pod! Mae is the Vice President of the Flinders University Archaeology Society.

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Treasurer: Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson (DipMgt, AdvDipEng (Electrical), BArch, Associate Member of AACAI) is a consulting archaeologist for Jacobs Group (Australia) and is currently studying his Masters in Archaeology and Heritage Management investigating the socio-economic influences in innovation in Roman technology. He has over 30 years’ experience in technical fields in Defence, aviation, construction, IT, emergency services and finance and specialises in the use of technology in heritage recording and management - in particular digital heritage asset management and VR/AR development. Andrew is a co-director of the Melite Civitas Romana Project (Malta) and the Scavi di Sinuessa Project (Italy) and has extensive experience in archaeological and conservation work in Carsulae, Ostia, Pompeii, and has investigated military sites in Australia, Singapore and Italy. He contributes to the San Gemini Preservation Studies organisation and provides supervision and technical advice on archaeological projects. Andrew is an industry advocate for Inclusion and Diversity and has presented on inclusion at International conferences. He is a member of the Enabled Archaeology Foundation (UK) and co-founder of Enabled Archaeology Australia. Andrew has organised and helped run numerous national and international conferences including WAC and NASC. He has a number of published articles and has written over 50 archaeological and heritage reports and has contributed to many more. Andrew is the NASC 2019 Indigenous liaison.

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Social and Media Coordinator: Hayley Bishop

Hayley is a recent Archaeology graduate from Flinders University where she also completed the Bachelor for Applied Geographical Information Systems (GIS), leading to her interesting in applying GIS theory and technologies in archaeological practices. She has worked with the local heritage site of Glenthorne Farm to produce 3D digital recreations of three distinct time periods of the site that are now a component of the sites historical display. Hayley has also contributed to the efforts of Vietnam Maritime Archaeology Project on the island of Quan Lan, assisting in excavations, site surveying and GIS data collection. In July 2019 she will commence her Master of Maritime Archaeology at Flinders University to further pursue her passions in this field with all things geospatial.

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Volunteer and National Committee Coordinator: Lauren Gribble

Lauren is a Flinders University masters student, with expertise in forensic and analytical science. She is currently the fieldwork coordinator for the Flinders University Archaeological Society, and is commencing her masters thesis after ongoing archaeological fieldwork in Mongolia. Lauren recently completed archaeological survey at an historical site at Mount Compass, South Australia, and is passionate about providing opportunities for students to develop their skills and gain experience in the field.

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