Dr Michael Westaway

Associate Professor

School of Social Science
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 7 336 54483


I am an Australian Research Council Future Fellow working in the field of bioarchaeology in Australia and New Guinea.


  • Graduate Diploma in Arts, Australian National University
  • Graduate Diploma in Education, University of New England
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Sydney
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Westaway, Michael C., Durband, Arthur and Lambert, David (2015). Human evolution in Sunda and Sahul and the continuing contributions of Professor Colin Groves. Taxonomic tapestries: the threads of evolutionary, behavioural and conservation research. (pp. 249-276) edited by Alison M. Behie and Marc F. Oxenham. Acton, ACT, Australia: ANU Press.

  • Westaway, Michael C. and Lambert, David (2014). First Australians: Origins. Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. (pp. 2787-2800) New York, NY United States: Springer New York. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_667

  • Durband, Arthur C. and Westaway, Michael C. (2013). Perspectives on the Origins of Modern Australians. The Origins of Modern Humans: Biology Reconsidered. (pp. 123-150) edited by Smith, F. H. and Ahern, J. C. M.. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons.

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Conference Publication

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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