Ciana graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), specializing in Ancient World Studies. Her thesis explored the ethical implications of working with human remains in archaeology, focusing on southeast Aboriginal Australian examples and perspectives. This study considered both previous outcomes and potential future approaches to the negotiation of stakeholder wishes and professional imperatives.
She has strong research experience and has been nominated for several awards in the history and cultural heritage sector, including the University of Melbourne’s International Museums and Collections Award.
Ciana is currently undertaking a Master of Professional Archaeology at La Trobe University, focusing on all aspects of both theoretical and practical archaeology within an Australia-specific context.