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Dr Susan McIntyre-Tamwoy
Oct 01, 2016
Associate Director International Projects and Research

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Dr Susan McIntyre-Tamwoy

Susan McIntyre-Tamwoy is an international cultural heritage consultant with 30 years’ experience. With a PhD in archaeology, her experience includes a broad range of indigenous and non-indigenous archaeological projects, heritage planning, historic site conservation, asset management and cultural heritage research. She is a former president of Australia ICOMOS (the International Council on Monuments and Sites) and she has also served as President of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists. Susan, as an expert advisor through ICOMOS to the World Heritage Centre of UNESCO has also consulted to UNESCO in relation to Intangible Cultural Heritage. Her leadership roles in prominent archaeological and heritage non- government organisations attest to her strong standing amongst professional peers and her reputation as a strong achiever.

She is currently a Principal Investigator in an Australian Research Council project aiming to document the cultural values of the Nakanai Cave Region, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. She has specialist skills in archaeology, cultural heritage research, heritage training, complex heritage site development and strategic asset management; and has worked at a senior level in public policy development, government regulatory and management roles, heritage asset management (including Industrial and historic heritage) and research—including developing and implementing plans, policy and guidelines—for state and local government and the corporate sector.

Post Doc. Archaeological/Social Science, CoE Coral Reef Studies
PhD Archaeology, James Cook University
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Anthropology, University of Sydney


  • World Heritage Advice
  • Community Engagement and Cultural Values Mapping
  • Applied Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Indigenous Heritage Assessment
  • Intangible Cultural Heritage Advice and Assessment