I currently work as an archaeologist for Cultural Heritage Management Australia (since early 2017), and I started my professional working career with Wallis Heritage Consulting in 2012. In my current role, I undertake cultural heritage surveys and assessments, mitigation works and excavations working closely with Traditional Owner representatives as well as proponents. I regularly conduct background research and draft cultural heritage management and assessment reports. I have extensive experience in analysing and interpreting Aboriginal stone artefacts and a solid understanding of the current literature and research on this topic. I have a sound working knowledge of relevant heritage legislation in Queensland, Western Australia, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania.
I am experienced in working within research-focused projects (in both academic and consulting contexts) and I have held short-term research assistant contracts with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Studies Unit and the Aboriginal Environments Research Centre at the University of Queensland. In 2017, I graduated with an MPhil from the University of Western Australia, which has further expanded my independent research skills and experience with academic publishing.
- Porr, M. and J. Matthews 2017 Postcolonialism, human origins and the paradox of modernity. Antiquity 91(358):1058–1068.
- Porr, M. and J. Matthews 2016 Thinking through story: Archaeology and narratives. Hunter Gatherer Research 2(3):249-274.
- Wallis, L.A. and J. Matthews 2016 Built structures in rockshelters of the Pilbara, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 31(1):1–26.
- Matthews, J. and L.A. Wallis 2015 Broadcasting, listening and the mysteries of public engagement: An investigation of the AAA online audience. Australian Archaeology 81:1-11.
- Clarkson, C., M. Smith, B. Marwick, R. Fullagar, L.A. Wallis, P. Faulkner, T. Manne, E. Hayes, R.G. Roberts, Z. Jacobs, X. Carah, K. Lowe, J. Matthews and S.A Florin 2015 The archaeology and stratigraphy of Madjedbebe (Malakunanja II): A site in northern Australia with early occupation. Journal of Human Evolution 83:46-64.
- David, B., J-M. Geneste, R.L. Whear, J-J. Delannoy, M. Katherine, R.G. Gunn, C. Clarkson, H. Plisson, P. Lee, F. Petchey, C. Rowe, B. Barker, L. Lamb, W. Miller, S. Hoerlé, D. James, É. Boche, K. Aplin, I.J. McNiven, T. Richards, A. Fairbairn and J. Matthews 2011 Nawarla Gabarnmang, a 45,180±910 cal BP site in Jawoyn Country, southwest Arnhem Land Plateau. Australian Archaeology 73:73-77.
- Matthews J. 2016 Enmeshed with Stone: Implications of Relational Ontology for the Archaeology of Australian Stone Artefacts. Unpublished MPhil thesis, School of Social Sciences. University of Western Australia, Crawley.
- Matthews, J. 2013 Diverse and Constantly Changing: A Study of Technological Organisation at Nawarla Gabarnmang. Unpublished BA(Hons) Thesis, School of Social Science. University of Queensland, St Lucia.