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Indigenous archaeology & cultural heritage management

Personnel Profiles

Professor Lynley Wallis

Principal Archaeologist

Dr Lynley Wallis

Professor Lynley Wallis is the Principal Archaeologist with WHC.

She has previously held research and teaching positions at the University of Queensland, Flinders University, James Cook University and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. In addition, she was also a Senior Heritage Officer with the Heritage Branch of the ACT Government from 2002-2003 and is currently, the heritage advisor for the Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation as well as working at Griffith University.

She has more than 20 years experience in undertaking both small and large scale archaeological research and cultural heritage management projects in Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory and Queensland, and also has international experience working in Thailand and Chile. Lynley’s extensive experience in the industry means that clients receive detailed and accurate heritage management advice so they can confidently proceed with planning their projects.

Lynley’s commitment to outstanding research, collaborative projects and community engagement is demonstrated by the community-led projects she undertakes. In 2019 alone, she was the lead CI on collaborative project in north QLD that received over $1 million in funding from the Australian Research Council and managed a community project in a remote Northern Territory community that was short-listed for the Best Collaboration Northern Territory Natural Resource Management Awards.

Lynley has published widely in national and international journals, and has many years experience teaching archaeology and cultural heritage management to Aboriginal community members, undergraduate and postgraduate university students. She is currently an editorial board member for the Queensland Archaeological Research journal and an advisory editor of the Nulungu Publications series, having formerly been an editorial board member of the journals Australian Archaeology and Archaeology in Oceania.

Her formal qualifications include a Doctor of Philosophy from The Australian National University (2001) and a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours from The University of Western Australia (1994).

Lynley has a number of professional affiliations and registrations with relevant associations including the Australian Archaeological Association (AAA), the Australasian Quaternary Association (AQUA), the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and full membership with the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc. (AACAI). From 2012-2015 she was the Co-Editor of the flagship journal of AAA, Australian Archaeology, and has also served in the past as the National President (2009-2011) and as the State Representative for South Australia (2006–2009). She has served as the Membership Secretary of AACAI (2018-2023), the National Vice-President (2016–2017) and the National President (2014–2015).