Alice has a B.A. (Hons) from Melbourne University and a PhD from the University of New England. Her PhD was a usewear and residue analysis of flaked glass and obsidian artefacts from the Pitt Rivers Museum, UK. Since 1989 she has worked in heritage management as a consultant.
She has provided heritage advice for projects as diverse as linear infrastructure (road, rail, pipelines and power lines), mining and exploration, water storage, urban development, built environment, recreation, National Parks management, museum collections and exhibitions, and repatriation. . Her expertise includes survey, excavation, lithic analysis, lithic illustration, oral history, significance assessment, stakeholder consultation, CHMPs, legislative compliance, and the archaeology of the contemporary past, particularly aerospace archaeology.
In 2002-2003 Alice worked as a Senior Conservation Officer, Cultural Heritage Branch, for the Environmental Protection Agency in Rockhampton, Qld. In 2005 she joined the Department of Archaeology at Flinders University, Adelaide, to teach graduate cultural heritage management, and in 2009 gained tenure. Since 2013 she has been Principal Heritage Advisor at Ecology and Heritage Partners.