Our people

Our people


Professor Ray Laurence

Head of Department

Over the last two decades, Professor Laurence has sought to develop the study of space in Roman Italy and has published extensively on the subject.  In addition to this, he has worked on the role of movement in the development of the Roman landscape, the senses in antiquity, childhood and human ageing.  His work based in Archaeology, History and Classics is characterised by a cross-disciplinary aspect that causes it to be accessible to architects, landscape historians, geographers and urbanists.  Professor Laurence has published some 16 books and numerous papers in journals and edited books.

Academic staff

Name and contact details Research Interests

Associate Professor Javier Alvarez-Mon
Title: Associate Professor in Near Eastern Archaeology and Art
Phone: (02) 9850 7899
Email: javier.alvarez-mon@mq.edu.au

Elamite Archaeology, Art and Culture (ca. 4000-525 BCE); Early Persia archaeology, art and culture; Ancient Near Eastern Art, Religious Beliefs and Practices; Landscape Archaeology; Looting, Forgeries, the Antiquities Market and the Historical Record; The History of Archaeology in the Middle East; The Preservation of the Cultural Heritage of Ancient Iran

Associate Professor Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides
Title: Associate Professor in Ancient History

Greco-Roman Ritual, Sexuality and Gender Construction; Hellenistic and Augustan Religion and Politics, especially ruler cult; Greco-Roman literary aesthetics especially during the Hellenistic and Augustan periods; the interaction of Greeks and Romans with Ancient Near Eastern Cultures; the reception of Greco-Roman ideas in early Christianity, especially the reception of Greco-Roman philosophy in later antiquity and the Middle Ages, including the Byzantium; history of ideas.

Associate Professor Lea Beness
Title: Associate Professor 
Phone: (02) 9850 9375
Email: lea.beness@mq.edu.au

Late Roman Republic; Roman biographical dictionary

Dr Susanne Binder
Title: Lecturer, PhD Macquarie University
Phone: (02) 9850 6881
Email: susanne.binder@mq.edu.au

Ancient Egypt in the New Kingdom, administration and society, prosopography, Egyptian archaeology and material culture

Associate Professor Malcolm Choat
Title: Associate Professor 
Phone: (02) 9850 7561
Email: malcolm.choat@mq.edu.au

Coptic, Monasticism, Papyrology 

Dr Caillan Davenport
Title: Senior Lecturer in Roman History
Phone: (02) 9850 8754
Email: caillan.davenport@mq.edu.au

Roman history from the Republic to Late Antiquity, especially emperors, senators, equestrians, politics, letters, epigraphy, numismatics, and historiography

Dr Gil Davis
Title: Director: Program for Ancient Mediterranean Studies
Phone: (02) 9850 7789
Email: gil.davis@mq.edu.au

Greek history, especially Late Archaic; numismatics

Dr Danijel Dzino
Title: Lecturer
Phone: (02) 9850 8751
Email: danijel.dzino@mq.edu.au

History and archaeology of ancient and early medieval Dalmatia and Pannonia (modern-day Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia); modern perception of ancient and early medieval identities amongst the south Slavs, history of the Southeastern Europe (the 'Balkans')

Dr Peter Edwell
Title: Senior Lecturer
Phone: (02) 9850 8845
Email: peter.edwell@mq.edu.au

Roman Eastern Provinces in Late Antiquity

Dr Linda Evans
Title: Senior Lecturer
Phone: (02) 9850 8802
Email: linda.evans@mq.edu.au

Animals in ancient art; Human-animal relationship in the ancient world

Associate Professor Trevor Evans
Title: Associate Professor
Phone: (02) 9850 8780
Email: trevor.evans@mq.edu.au

Greek, Latin, Papyrology, Language of the Septuagint

Dr Chris Forbes
Title: Senior Lecturer
Phone: (02) 9850 8821
Email: christopher.forbes@mq.edu.au

New Testament studies; Hellenistic history and history of ideas; the intersection of early Christianity and Graeco-Roman culture

Professor Naguib Kanawati
Title: Professor of Egyptology
Phone: (02) 9850 8855 
Email: naguib.kanawati@mq.edu.au

Egyptian history, civilisation and language; excavating and recording tombs at Giza and Saqqara

Associate Professor Peter Keegan
Title: Associate Professor
Phone: (02) 9850 8819 
Email: peter.keegan@mq.edu.au

Latin Epigraphy, Gender, Sexuality and Body History; Late Republican and Early Imperial Historiography and Historical Theory

Dr Kyle Keimer
Title: Lecturer in the Archaeology of Ancient Israel
Phone: (02) 9850 6809
Email: kyle.keimer@mq.edu.au

Archaeology of Ancient Israel, Ancient Near Eastern Warfare, State Formation, Historical Geography of Ancient Israel, Hebrew Bible

Professor Ray Laurence
Title: Professor of Roman History and Archaeology
Phone: (02) 9850 1430
Email: ray.laurence@mq.edu.au

Roman history and archaeology, Pompeii, Roman roads and travel, Roman urbanism, the city of Rome, quantitative epigraphy, the senses in antiquity, childhood and human ageing

Dr Susan Lupack
Title: Lecturer in Roman and Greek Archaeology/ material culture
Phone: (02) 9850 8815
Email: susan.lupack@mq.edu.au

Greek Archaeology, Bronze Age Archaeology, Art and Society, Linear B (with particular focus on Mycenaean economy and religion), Ceramics of the Bronze Age, as well as of the Archaic and Classical time periods

Dr Meaghan McEvoy
Title: Lecturer in Byzantine Studies
Phone: (02) 9850 1006
Email: meaghan.mcevoy@mq.edu.au

Byzantine political and cultural history; Roman history, especially the later Roman empire; imperial and elite women in the late antique and Byzantine period; imperial ceremonial; the history and archaeology of the cities of Rome and Constantinople; elite patronage of ecclesiastical establishments

Associate Professor Paul McKechnie
Title: Associate Professor (CoRE) in Ancient Cultures
Phone: (02) 9850 8782
Email: paul.mckechnie@mq.edu.au

Classical and Hellenistic Greece; Roman History; Early Christianity

Dr Jaye McKenzie-Clark
Title: Director Australian Carsulae Archaeological Project
Email: jaye.mckenzie-clark@mq.edu.au


Dr Gunner Mikkelsen
Title: Senior lecturer
Phone: (02) 9850 8868
Email: gunner.mikkelsen@mq.edu.au

Sinology and history of religions, especially the spread and meeting of religions along the Silk Road, in Central Asia, and in China

Professor Bronwen Neil
Title: ARC Future Fellow, Professor of Ancient History
Phone: (02) 9850 7933
Email: bronwen.neil@mq.edu.au

Byzantine social, cultural and intellectual history; Early Middle Ages; Eastern Christianity; Early Christianity; Byzantine Greek; Latin

Associate Professor Boyo Ockinga
Title: Associate Professor
Phone: (02) 9850 8852
Email: boyo.ockinga@mq.edu.au

Ancient Egyptian philology, history and religion; Egypt and Old Testament; Egyptian New Kingdom tombs

Dr Ken Parry
Title: Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer
Phone: (02) 9850 7937
Email: ken.parry@mq.edu.au

Byzantine cultural and intellectual history; Eastern Christianity; Patristics; Early Christianity in Asia; Silk Road Studies

Dr Ian Plant
Title: Senior Lecturer
Phone: (02) 9850 8880
Email: ian.plant@mq.edu.au

Greek historiography, in particular the rhetoric of Thucydides; Greek history of the 5th and 4th centuries BC; women writers of Greece and Rome; and Greek and Latin languages.

Associate Professor Ronika K. Power
Title: Associate Professor
Phone: (02) 9850 8882
Email: ronika.power@mq.edu.au

Biocultural archaeology; human osteology; palaeopathology; radiology; stable isotope analysis; dental pathology and anthropology; mortuary behaviour and death studies; mummies and mummification; the body across cultures; body modification and adornment; palaeodiet, migration and mobility; archaeological, social and historical theory; historiography; ethics and human remains; Pre- and Early Dynastic Egypt; funerary archaeology of Africa, the Mediterranean and Near East

Associate Professor Shawn Ross
Title: Associate Professor
Phone: (02) 9850 7010
Email: shawn.ross@mq.edu.au

History and archaeology of pre-Classical Greece, oral tradition as history (especially Homer and Hesiod), the archaeology of prehistoric and ancient Thrace, Greece in its wider Mediterranean and Balkan context, and the application of information technology to the humanities

Associate Professor Ken Sheedy
Title: Director of Numismatic Studies
Phone: (02) 9850 9265
Email: ken.sheedy@mq.edu.au

Greek numismatics, and the art and archaeology of Greece with emphasis on the archaic period

Dr Karin Sowada
Title: Australian Research Council Future Fellow
Phone: (02) 9850 8723
Email: karin.sowada@mq.edu.au

Exchange and interaction between Egypt and the eastern Mediterranean in the Early Bronze Age c. 3100–2000 BC, Egyptian ceramics, mummies & funerary archaeology, material culture studies including scientific analysis, chronology, radiocarbon dating

Associate Professor Yann Tristant
Title: Associate Professor
Phone: (02) 9850 8851
Email: yann.tristant@mq.edu.au

Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt; settlement archaeology; geoarchaeology; human occupation and natural landscape; archaeology of the Nile Delta and the Memphite Region

Dr Alexandra Woods
Title: Senior Lecturer
Phone: (02) 9850 8850
Email: alex.woods@mq.edu.au

Ancient Egyptian visual culture; Old and Middle Kingdom Egypt; social and cultural memory.

Professor Ian Worthington
Title: Professor in Ancient History
Phone: (02) 9850 1819
Email: ian.worthington@mq.edu.au

Greek history, especially fourth century and early Hellenistic; Alexander the Great; Greek oratory; fragments of the Greek historians

Professional staff

Name Contact

Ms Raina Kim
Title: Department Administrator

Phone: (02) 9850 8833
Email: raina.kim@mq.edu.au

Ms Angela Abberton
Title: Department Administrator

Phone: (02) 9850 8843
Email: angela.abberton@mq.edu.au

Ms Penelope Edwell
Title: Acting Museum Manager

Phone: (02) 9850 9263
Email:  penelope.edwell@mq.edu.au

Adjunct Professors, Visiting Fellows, Honorary Associates


Associate Professor Tom Hillard
Title: Honorary Associate Professor

Email: thomas.hillard@mq.edu.au

Dr Stephen Llewelyn
Title: Honorary Associate

Email: stephen.llewelyn@mq.edu.au

Dr Jana Jones
Title: Honorary Research Fellow

Email: jana.jones@mq.edu.au

Dr Rosalinde Kearsley
Title: Senior Lecturer

Email: rosalinde.kearsley@mq.edu.au

Dr John Lee
Title: Senior Research Fellow (honorary)

Email: lee121@bigpond.com

Dr Bruce Marshall
Title: Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Email: bruce.marshall@mq.edu.au

Dr Brent Nongbri
Title: Honorary Research Fellow

Email: brent.nongbri@mq.edu.au

Associate Professor Stuart Piggin
Title: Conjoint Associate Professor

Email: stuart.piggin@mq.edu.au

Dr Andrew Simpson
Title: Honorary Fellow

Email: andrew.simpson@mq.edu.au

Professor Laurence Welborn
Title: Adjunct Professor

Email: larry.welborn@mq.edu.au

Research Fellows

Name Contact

Dr Eve Guerry
Title:  Roth Outreach Fellow,
Acting Museum Manager

Phone: (02) 9850 1044, 9850 9263
Email: eve.guerry@mq.edu.au

Dr Rachel Yuen-Collingridge
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone: (02) 9850 7562
Email: rachel.yuen@mq.edu.au

Emeritus Professors

Name Contact

Emeritus Professor Edwin Judge
Title: Emeritus Professor

Location: Museum of Ancient Cultures
Phone: (02) 9850 7512
Email: edwin.judge@mq.edu.au

Emeritus Professor Samuel Lieu
Title: Emeritus Professor

Phone: (02) 9850 8833
Email: samuel.lieu@mq.edu.au

Emeritus Professor Alanna Nobbs
Title: Emeritus Professor

Location: AHH L2, 16 University Ave, Macquarie University
Phone: (02) 9850 8844
Email: alanna.nobbs@mq.edu.au

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