Senior Management

Dr Alice Gorman

Adelaide Resource Manager
Principal Cultural Heritage Advisor

Alice has a B.A. (Hons) from Melbourne University and a PhD from the University of New England. Her PhD was a usewear and residue analysis of flaked glass and obsidian artefacts from the Pitt Rivers Museum, UK. Since 1989 she has worked in heritage management as a sole trader and for heritage companies, including Brayshaw McDonald (NSW), Haglund and Associates (NSW), Eureka (WA), ACHM (SA), Wallis Heritage Consulting (SA), and the Ngarrindjeri Heritage Committee (SA).

She has provided heritage advice for projects as diverse as linear infrastructure (road, rail, pipelines and power lines), mining and exploration, water storage, urban development, built environment, recreation, National Parks management, museum collections and exhibitions, and repatriation.

A selection of projects in which Alice has played a major role include: 

  • Awoonga Dam Cultural Heritage Project Stage 2 (Qld)
  • Rouse Hill Infrastructure Project Stage 1 (NSW)
  • Narnu Waterways Residential Canal Development (SA)
  • Mineral exploration in the Woomera Prohibited Area (SA)
  • Narama Joint Venture (NSW)

In 2002-2003 Alice worked as a Senior Conservation Officer, Cultural Heritage Branch, for the Environmental Protection Agency in Rockhampton, Qld. In 2005 she joined the Department of Archaeology at Flinders University, Adelaide, to teach graduate cultural heritage management, and in 2009 gained tenure. Her expertise includes survey, excavation, lithic analysis, lithic illustration, oral history, significance assessment, stakeholder consultation, CHMPs, legislative compliance, and the archaeology of the contemporary past, particularly aerospace archaeology.

She is currently the Media Liaison Officer for the Australian Archaeological Association, Book Review Editor for the journal Australian Archaeology, a Councillor of the Anthropological Society of South Australia, and an Australia Research Council assessor. She has also been a member of the National Executive Committee of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists and various other roles including NSW State Representative and Newsletter Editor. In 2013 she was a TEDxSydney speaker, on the subject of space heritage.  She is a regular contributor to The Conversation.

For assistance on South Australian projects contact Alice on 0447 878 339 or email
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