Amy Roberts

Amy Roberts

Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, Flinders University

Amy is a multi-disciplinary researcher with training and experience in the disciplines of archaeology and anthropology. In 2003 Amy was awarded her doctorate through Flinders University, South Australia. Her PhD research involved a broad-ranging, interdisciplinary investigation of the points of agreement and conflict between Indigenous peoples and the archaeological discipline. Since 2003 Amy has completed a Graduate Certificate in Applied Anthropology through the University of Western Australia. We are pleased to welcome her as an IPinCH Scholar Associate.

From 2002-2009 Amy was employed in various archaeological/anthropological roles at the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement and South Australian Native Title Services including: Research Officer, Senior Professional Officer and Acting Manager of Research. In recent years her primary role has been as an ‘expert’ for a number of native title claims. Since 2010 Amy has been employed as a lecturer in the Flinders University Archaeology Department.

Amy is continuing her research with Murray and Mallee Aboriginal communities in South Australia which she began with her Honours research and continued in her employment as an ‘expert’ for the First Peoples of the River Murray and Mallee Native Title Claim.
Her research interests include:

• Archaeology and Anthropology of Indigenous Australia
• Native Title
• Cultural Heritage Management
• Stone Artefact Analysis
• Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Isotope Analysis
• The Relationship between Archaeology and Indigenous Peoples
• The Relationship between Archaeology and Anthropology
• Archaeology, Anthropology and Intellectual Property
• Indigenous Traditional Fishing
• Murray and Mallee Archaeology and Anthropology
• Coastal Archaeology and Anthropology
• Mid North Archaeology and Anthropology
• The Life and Works of Indigenous Scholar Dr Doreen Kartinyeri
• Traditional Healers in Indigenous Australia
BA (Hons) Flinders University (Grad Cert App Anth) University of Western Australia PhD Flinders University