• The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • The University of Western Australia (M092), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Ingrid is a well-recognised geoarchaeologist on both terrestrial and marine archaeological landscapes, authoring a number of concept papers arguing for a multidisciplinary, geoarchaeological approach to investigating submerged landscapes in both Europe and NW Australia.  Her work is focused on the sedimentary landscapes and environmental context in which archaeological remains are preserved at both the macro- and micro-scale, and how this helps resolve the complexity of past human-landscape dynamics.

Ingrid’s MSc (JCU 1994) is in environmental geoscience, her MA (JCU 1997) in marine archaeology (Pandora wreck-site) and her PhD (Wollongong Uni., 2003) on geoarchaeology of the Keep River region, NT.  After a number of years in the UK, including working for the English Heritage (now Historic England), Ingrid returned to Australia in 2011, working part-time as a consultant geoarchaeologist.

In 2014, she joined the ARC-funded Barrow Island Archaeology Project, leading geoarchaeological and micromorphological research on this continental shelf edge site. From 2017-2018 Ingrid was a post-doctoral fellow on the Deep History of Sea Country project, the first ARC-funded project on submerged prehistoric landscapes in Australia.  Between 2018-2022, Ingrid held an ARC DECRA fellowship (at UWA) with much of her research focused on the post-Glacial sedimentary history of the Barrow-Montebello Island complex.

Ingrid has a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching, and is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  She currently co-ordinates the archaeology methods courses.

Funding overview

ARC DECRA 2018 - 2020

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Geoarchaeology, PhD

Marine Archaeology, MA

Environmental Science, MSc

Research expertise keywords

  • Geoarchaeology
  • Marine archaeology
  • MicromorphologyMicromorphology
  • Environmental archaeology
  • Archaeological Science
  • Australian Aboriginal archaeology


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