Dr Michelle Negus Cleary
Ph.D Arts, University of Sydney; BArch (Hons)
Michelle has expertise and experience in survey archaeology, GIS and data management, geophysical survey and remote sensing. Her research interests include urbanism and settlement analyses, landscape archaeology, heritage architecture, and conflict archaeology. She has published widely in international journals and edited books.
Michelle has worked on archaeological projects in Australia, Turkey, the Republic of Georgia and Uzbekistan. She has conducted surveys and participated in fieldwork over 5 seasons in Uzbekistan as part of the Karakalpak-Australian Archaeological Expedition with the University of Sydney. She participated in the extensive and geophysical surveys at the site of Pessinus in Turkey with the University of Melbourne.
Michelle has recently completed her PhD in Archaeology at the University of Sydney, examining low density urbanism and settlement patterns of mobile societies in ancient Central Asia and was awarded a National Geographic-Waitt research grant for geophysical remote sensing of the site of Kazakly-yatkan (Akchakhan-kala) in western Uzbekistan.
She has been involved in the Joint Historical-Archaeological Surveys expedition documenting the World War 1 battlefield at Gallipoli from 2012-2014 and is involved in teaching La Trobe University and iTunesU subject on Gallipoli and the Great War.
Michelle is currently a co-director of the Landscape Archaeology of Georgia archaeological survey project in the southern Caucasus Mountains.