Head of programme
Associate Professor Tim Thomas
Archaeology and historical anthropology of Oceania; Material culture of the Pacific region; Socio-cultural landscapes; The archaeology of colonisation.
Professor Ian Barber
New Zealand archaeology; agricultural innovation; cultural change and contact; archaeological resource management and politics; anthropology of religion.
Associate Professor Anne Ford
Archaeology of Aboriginal Australia, Papua New Guinea, and Neolithic/Bronze Age China; trade; lithic technology; sourcing studies; modern human migrations and behaviour; settlement patterns/colonisation.
Dr Karen Greig
Archaeology of Oceania; Archaeozoology, including biomolecular archaeozoology; New Zealand archaeology; cultural heritage; archaeology and heritage practice.
Master of Archaeological Practice Programme Co-ordinator
Isaac (Zac) McIvor
Pacific archaeology, focussing on Aotearoa me Te Waipounamu (New Zealand); landscape archaeology and remote sensing; Indigenous and community archaeologies; archaeology and kōrero tuku iho (oral traditions); applied archaeology and heritage management.
Dr Charles J. T. Radclyffe
Archaeology of Oceania's deep past, with special focus on Solomon Islands and wider Melanesia; archaeological site survey and community engagement; material culture studies, in particular pottery analysis; indigeneity, 'Pasifika' and navigating academic spaces; anthropology of identity, land and wellbeing.
Pacific Island Students Support Officer
Professor Glenn Summerhayes
Pacific archaeology, in particular Melanesia; the archaeology of trade and exchange; the development of social complexity.
Professor Richard Walter
Prehistory and archaeology of Oceania with a special interest in Melanesia and Polynesia; material culture analysis; history of archaeological method and theory; ethnoarchaeology; faunal analysis. SPAR.
Māori Students Support Officer
Southern Pacific Archaeological Research (SPAR)
Senior Laboratory Analyst
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Emeritus Professor Charles Higham
The prehistory of mainland Southeast Asia; the implications of archaeogenetics and historic linguistics.
Emeritus Professor Helen Leach
Polynesian prehistory; stone technology; evolution of the human diet; prehistoric horticulture and garden history; domestication; the material culture and history of recipes and cooking.
Honorary members of the programme
Dr Dimitri Anson
Dr Gerard O'Regan
Honorary Senior Research Fellow
Dr Peter Petchey
Professor Marshall Weisler
Dr Dan Witter
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