|When:||Tuesday 14 August 2012
|Where:||Pacific Cultures Gallery|
Bookings essential on 08 8207 7090
Professor Suzanne Miller
South Australian Museum
Ancient stone artefacts can tell amazing stories of royal lineages, patronage and trade. The extraordinary carvings on ancient monuments and grave slabs tell part of the story, but the rocks from which the monuments are carved contribute greatly to the tale. This is the science of Geoarchaeology.
Explore some of the legends, myths and realities of the Romans, Picts and Medieval Lords of Scotland.
Professor Suzanne Miller was appointed as Director of the South Australian Museum in 2007.
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, she studied Geology Honours at the University of St Andrews before completing her PhD in Marine Geology at Imperial College, University of London. She spent 12 years with National Museums Scotland, latterly as Keeper of Natural Sciences. She was an Honorary Research Fellow in Earth Sciences with the University of Aberdeen and a Lecturer in Earth Sciences with The Open University.
Prof Miller was a member of the Peer Review College of the Natural Environment research Council, UK, and spent time as a researcher in BBC science communications; as a post-doctoral Research Associate in Environmental Chemistry at the Universities of Lancaster and Oxford; as a Petroleum Geochemist at the Institute of Offshore Engineering, Orkney; and as a metamorphic petrologist with the British Antarctic Survey.
Prof Miller is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London, Fellow of the Mineralogical Society, Fellow of the Royal Society of South Australia, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy and Member of the Geological Society of Australia
She is currently Affiliate Professor in Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Adelaide and Deputy Chair of The Premier's Climate Change Council. She is also a member of the national Research Infrastructure Council, the Australian e-research Infrastructure Council and the National Moveable Cultural Heritage Committee.