PhD Candidate

James Cook University 

Lauren is an archaeology PhD candidate with CABAH’s James Cook University Node. She has a background in geology and history, with her honours research in geochronology. Lauren’s previous research has used dating methods such as Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) to provide accurate ages of rock shelters within Southern Arabia to assist with understanding human migration movement.

Lauren’s professional experience extends to working in research, commercial and teaching laboratories where she has developed a keen interest in quality control procedures specifically in the field of geoarchaeology.

Lauren’s current PhD research focuses on developing and implementing chronometric hygiene protocols to archaeological dating methods to assist with understanding past human and movement and culture change in the Torres Strait region.

An essential item in Lauren’s toolkit

“Patience, a smile and a nice cup of coffee”