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Doctor of Philosophy (Historical Archaeology), University of Queensland, 2011
Bachelor of Arts (Honours - Archaeology), University of Queensland, 2003
Bachelor of Business (Tourism), University of Queensland, 1991
Full Member, Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc.
Treasurer, Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA)
Member, Australian Archaeological Association (AAA)
Karen has postgraduate qualifications in archaeology, including a PhD in historical archaeology, from The University of Queensland and 16 years’ experience in historical heritage management in government, academic and consultancy roles. She has comprehensive knowledge of Australian heritage legislative and policy frameworks, and experience in the development of heritage policy and legislative guidelines for the Queensland government. Karen has undertaken heritage projects in all states in Australia for local, state and federal government, and infrastructure development groups. Karen has skills and experience in historical heritage assessment, conservation management plans, impact assessment, historical research and the supervision and management of survey, excavation and artefact analysis. She has recently been appointed as the alternate archaeology member on the Heritage Council of Victoria.
Recent key projects include:
Melbourne Metro Rail Project, Historical Archaeology Technical Advisor
Heritage Management Plans Review and Update for six Defence bases
Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway Upgrade Preconstruction Historical Heritage Services
Lamington Bridge Conservation Management Plan, Queensland
Murphy, K. (2013) Under the Boards: Site Formation Processes at the Commissariat Store site, International Journal of Historical Archaeology.
Karen Murphy (2010) Beyond the Cootharaba Mill: An archaeology of social interaction, practice and community in colonial Australia. PhD Thesis, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland.
Murphy, K., D. Cummins, N. Franklin, A. Gietzelt, J. Graham and M. Rowland (2008) Natural and Cultural Heritage, in Environmental Protection Agency (ed), State of the Environment Queensland 2007, State of Queensland, Brisbane.
Armstrong, S., N. Franklin, C. Harvey, L. Hurse, and K. Murphy (2003) Natural and Cultural Heritage, in Environmental Protection Agency (ed), State of the Environment Queensland 2003, State of Queensland, Brisbane.
Murphy, K. (2003) Under the Boards: The Study of Site Formation Processes at the Commissariat Store Site, Brisbane. BA Honours thesis, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland. Available: http://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:9510