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Member Profiles: Chris O. Lovell

LOVELL, Chris O.

LOVELL, Chris O.

Essential Heritage Pty Ltd
Red Hill QLD 4059
M: 0417 977 500
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Qualifications:
Doctor of Philosophy (Archaeology), University of Queensland (2015)
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Anthropology), University of Queensland (2004)
Bachelor of Science (Ecology), University of Queensland (2001)
Bachelor of Science (Chemistry), University of Western Australia (1996)

Professional Associations and Positions

Full Member, Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists
Member, Australian Archaeological Association

Historical

  • Site Recording

Indigenous

  • Site Survey
  • Site Recording

Consulting Experience

Chris is a cultural heritage professional with over 10 years’ experience. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Archaeology, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Anthropology and Bachelor of Science in Ecology from the University of Queensland.

Chris has a demonstrated history working in Aboriginal and European cultural heritage management for multinational corporate and private consultancy employers. He has worked in various jurisdictions with numerous Aboriginal stakeholder groups representing and advising multinational corporations and various private and public sector clients. His project experience ranges from small-scale housing developments to medium-scale linear infrastructure to large-scale state significant mining projects.

Chris is skilled in: Aboriginal and historic cultural heritage assessments; archaeological survey and excavation; archaeological, ethnohistoric and historic research; archival recording; report writing; agreement making; project management; contractor management; stakeholder consultation and document editing. He has background as a research and teaching professional at the University of Queensland and the University of Southern Queensland.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017 – 2018 Cultural Heritage Advisor, Rio Tinto
2015 – 2017 Senior Archaeologist, OzArk Environmental & Heritage Management
2007 – 2015 PhD Candidate, University of Queensland
2009 – 2014 Guest Lecturer and Tutor, University of Queensland
2009 – 2014 Museum Assistant (UQ Anthropology Museum), University of Queensland
2011 – 2011 Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland

Selected Publications

Academic Theses

Lovell, Chris O. (2014) A Peacock's Tale: Runaway Agricultural Evolution and the Development of Pre-Pottery Neolithic Communities in the Southern Levant. [PhD thesis] Submitted to the School of Social Science, University of Queensland, St Lucia. Available from: https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:356328.

Lovell, Chris O. (2005) The Evolution of Multiple Agricultures and Their Cultural Dispersals: A Descent-Based Approach to the Study of Agricultural Origins and Dispersals. [Unpublished Honours Thesis] Submitted to the School of Social Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane.


Selected Consulting Reports

2017 Newell Highway upgrade at Coonabarabran, Aboriginal and Historic Cultural Heritage Constraints Mapping, Coonabarabran NSW. Report to: Roads and Maritime Services.

2017 Albert Priest Channel pipeline replacement, Aboriginal Due Diligence Archaeological Assessment, between Warren and Nyngan NSW. Report to: NSW Public Works Advisory.

2017 Wiradjuri Walking Track upgrade, Aboriginal Due Diligence Archaeological Assessment, Wagga Wagga NSW. Report to: Wagga Wagga City Council.

2017 Newell Highway upgrades between Narrabri and Boggabilla, Aboriginal and Historic Archaeological Survey, Northern NSW. Report to: Roads and Maritime Services.

2017 Derelict Conrad and King Conrad historic mines, Archival Recording, Howell NSW. Report to: NSW Department of Industry.

2017 Proposed initial seal and realignment of the Silver City Highway near Warratta Creek, Aboriginal Archaeological Survey, Milparinka NSW. Report to: Roads and Maritime Services.

2017 Abercrombie Water Efficiency Project, Aboriginal and Historic Cultural Heritage Assessment, Balranald NSW. Report to: DPI Water.

2017 Darcoola East Water Efficiency Project, Aboriginal and Historic Cultural Heritage Assessment, Hay NSW. Report to: DPI Water.

2016 Line 96H Pole Replacement: Salvage Excavation and Surface Collection, North Coast NSW. Report to: TransGrid.

2016 Line 9W2 and 9W3 Installation of OPGM, Aboriginal and Historic Due Diligence Archaeological Assessment, North Coast NSW. Report to: TransGrid.

2016 Proposed Good Friday Gold Mine near Tibooburra NSW, Aboriginal and Historic Cultural Heritage Assessment. Report to: AusGold Mining Group.

2016 Proposed demolition of Old Kapooka Bridge near Kapooka NSW, Statement of Heritage Impact. Report to: Roads and Maritime Services.

2015 Copperhania Limestone Quarry near Trunkey Creek, Aboriginal Due Diligence Archaeological Assessment. Report to: Australian Dolomite Company.