Dr Mick Morrison is a researcher, author and heritage professional. He has over two decades of experience leading and collaborating on a range of heritage projects in Australia involving:
- Indigenous archaeology and cultural heritage management
- Cultural heritage survey, cultural heritage assessments and cultural heritage management plans;
- Landscape archaeology and history using GIS and other digital approaches such as drones , digital survey and photogrammetry, 3D modelling and remote sensing;
- Digital modelling and interpretation, static websites, databases and hosted database systems for data and information;
- Data management and analysis;
- Curation and conservation of cultural Materials
- Community digital heritage keeping place planning, development and teaching;
- Archaeological collection, excavation, radiocarbon dating and analysis of cultural deposits and materials;
- Community-led cultural heritage mapping and research;
- Land use and occupancy mapping;
- Design and delivery of teaching materials in all areas of expertise;
- Teaching and curriculum development;
- Community engagement and collaboration.
Mick has worked with and for a wide range of community groups over many years, particularly with communities across the western Cape York Peninsula, upper Wenlock/Pascoe, and Weipa, Napranum, Mapoon areas. He has worked across Australia providing consulting services to the mining, telecommunications, transport, energy, environment and government sectors for over 20 years. He has conducted field based and community based research in diverse contexts, including: the tropical landscapes of north Queensland, Cape York Peninsula and the Torres Strait; the floodplains and river country of both the upper and lower Murray Darling Basin; inland portions of the Gulf Country such as Camooweal and Mt Isa; and many others.
He has significant expertise in e-Research and digital approaches, leveraging the benefits of information and communication technologies and computational thinking to enhance research, teaching and practice in heritage, archaeology and history. He is an Associate Professor in the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at the University of New England (UNE) in Australia, and a Director of CCHS. Mick holds a Ph.D. in Archaeology from Flinders University (2010) and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours-1) in Archaeology from James Cook University (2000). His passion for teaching and research is evident at UNE, where he develops and teaches courses in archaeology and cultural heritage management. He has published over 30 academic papers, is the co-author of the Archaeologists Field Handbook (Allen and Unwin, 2017).