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Department of Archaeology



Malcolm is a PhD Candidate at Darwin College, University of Cambridge, and Charlie Perkins Scholarship (Aurora Education Foundation) recipient (2016). He completed his BA (Hons) and MPhil degrees at the University of Queensland. Prior to his PhD he worked as a Senior Heritage Officer, Northern Territory Government, and Cultural Heritage Manager, Powerlink Queensland, Australia. Malcolm identifies as an Indigenous Australian and takes pride in his culture and how this has played a significant role in his archaeological research directions and career path.


The title of my PhD thesis is: “Building a picture of cultural coherency during extreme climate phases. Palaeoenvironmental patterns and site formation processes in an eastern Australian rangeland”.  I use multi-proxy data sets to question: when did landscapes change and why, and how does this explain site formation processes in semi-arid landscapes? I use Optically Stimulated Luminescence dating and soil micromorphology to interrogate finely laminated buried soils as a proxy for Aboriginal mobility in the Murray-Darling Basin. 


Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

Other Professional Activities

Aboriginal and Historical Heritage Specialist

Job Titles

PhD Student in Archaeology

General Info

Not available for consultancy
Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
Field Methods
Heritage Management
Environmental Archaeology, Geoarchaeology, and Landscape studies


Person keywords: 
Australian Archaeology
Soil Micromorphology
Hunter Gatherers
Environment, Landscapes and Settlement
Geographical areas: 
Oceania and the Pacific
Southeast Asia