UQ Culture and Heritage Unit - School of Social Science, University of Queensland
|Non-accredited training delivered|
UQ Culture and Heritage Unit staff are non-Indigenous, experienced in delivering training to Indigenous people
The University of Queensland's Culture & Heritage Unit (UQCHU) is a commercial arm of the School of Social Science at the University of Queensland. The UQCHU has operated for almost 15 years and in that time has carried out several hundred commercial consultancies in the fields of archaeology and anthropology for clients in both the public and private sectors.
UQCHU draws on specialists from a diverse range of disciplines including archaeology, anthropology, history and cultural resource management. Our team-members have all worked with Aboriginal communities to identify places of cultural significance and to devise appropriate management responses in consultation with them.
Our team includes:
- Dr Annie Ross, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Queensland. Annie has taught at university level since 1993, and was actively involved in cultural heritage management with government agencies for several years before that. Annie has run training workshops for Aboriginal people (in the areas of archaeology and anthropology) as well as educating non-Aboriginal Australians in the principles of engagement with Aboriginal communities, and the appropriate management of Aboriginal heritage values.
- Dr Andrew Sneddon, Director of the UQ Culture & Heritage Unit. Andrew has 20 years experience in cultural heritage management, working in both archaeology and broader cultural heritage practice. He also has extensive experience as a teacher at university level having tutored or lectured at the University of Queensland and La Trobe University. He has presented in workshops on cultural heritage management and heritage law.
- Dr Pat Faulkner, Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Queensland. Pat has taught Aboriginal archaeology at university level since 2007. He runs the UQ practical archaeological fieldwork school, and has considerable experience in training students (both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal) in archaeological method.
- Dr Chris Clarkson, Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Queensland. Chris is an experienced archaeologist specialising in the analysis of stone artefacts. He has taught at university level for several years and regularly runs workshops for interested amateurs in the production of stone tools.
UQCHU also draws on other teaching staff and post-graduate students with teaching experience as required.
We have a proud history of educational engagement with Indigenous Australians within the School. We work with the UQ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit to attract and educate Aboriginal students from across Australia. Our areas of speciality include Aboriginal archaeology, anthropology and native title. We have particular skills in the field of archaeological method and theory and the management of overlapping natural and cultural heritage values.
All members of our team have worked with Aboriginal Australians in cultural heritage management, sharing knowledge in both formal and informal contexts. In addition to our demonstrated skills in teaching at tertiary level, we also have experience in training for a non-academic (Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal) audience in both the private and public sectors. Our recent experience includes training workshops for the Murray Catchment Management Authority.
Our team-members all have skills in course development and delivery. Our team also has skills in the remote delivery of training and education resources (web-based teaching). In addition to our experience in training in the area of archaeological excavation and artefact analysis, our team-members have also conducted workshops, tutorials and seminars in broader cultural heritage management issues, including heritage law and the 'co-management' of places that embody both natural and cultural heritage values.
The UQ Culture & Heritage Unit has delivered cultural heritage management training to an Indigenous group within the last 12 months (valid at October 2011).
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