Dr Justin Shiner
Justin is ACHM's Operations Manager and is a highly experienced cultural heritage professional with over 16 years’ experience. He holds a PhD in Australian Indigenous archaeology, with a focus on stone tool technology and site formation processes in Western New South Wales.
Justin has managed a wide range of complex cultural heritage projects for with a focus on mining in remote areas of Cape York and the Northern Territory. This included the design and implementation of risk based cultural heritage management systems in Weipa, Gove and ERA (Kakadu) where he gained extensive experience consulting with Indigenous communities about cultural heritage management, including the management of shared historical heritage and intangible cultural heritage values.
He has a detailed knowledge of cultural heritage management legislation and requirements in numerous jurisdictions.
Justin has maintained a research and publication record with two published monographs and numerous articles and chapters published on Australian Archaeology and stone artefacts in Australian and international journals and edited volumes. He is currently co-directing an innovative Australian Research Council (ARC) cultural heritage management project at Weipa.
Justin is a highly experienced field archaeologist with an extensive community consultation, survey and excavation track record.
Justin is a fully qualified ‘heritage advisor’ meeting all the requirements of the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006.