ABOUT US

Welcome to
Echoes Cultural Heritage Management

We’re dedicated to offering an extensive array of services that encapsulate the rich culture and historical narratives inherent in Western Australia. With over two decades of experience as an independent cultural heritage consultancy, our team of over 20 professional heritage consultants are ready to provide you with a vast reservoir of knowledge in archaeology, anthropology, and cultural heritage management.

 

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Our Values

Echoing our Core Values

 

 

Safeguarding Heritage

Our steadfast dedication to safety is fundamental, regardless of your project's scope or intricacy. Through diligent risk management practices, we continually uphold the safety of all participants and stakeholders.

Commitment to Excellence

Upholding the utmost standards of quality, we employ stringent methods and systems, ensuring outstanding results for every single one of your projects.

Unified Collaborations

Central to our operations is an exceptional aptitude for active listening. We're devoted to cultivating strong relationships, fully engaging teams, aligning goals, and negotiating adeptly to realise mutually beneficial outcomes.

Treading Lightly on Land

Our commitment to the environment transcends mere words. Our continuous efforts are aimed at minimising our environmental footprint, ensuring that our projects blend seamlessly with their surroundings while addressing economic and social needs.

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Our History

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2000 - 2009
In March 2000, Gavin Jackson formed Gavin Jackson Pty Ltd, laying the groundwork for an independent heritage consultancy dedicated to preserving and exploring Western Australia's rich cultural heritage. In late 2009 as the company grew steadily, Gavin Jackson Pty Ltd underwent its first brand refresh, with the name changing to Gavin Jackson Cultural Resource Management.
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2010 - 2022
Over the years, our company emerged as a trusted expert in cultural heritage services within the Western Australia region. As demand for cultural heritage services grew, so did our team, expanding our capacity to assist all stakeholders. Through each project, we solidified our position, helping more stakeholders navigate the rich cultural heritage of the region.

In 2015 and 2019 respectively, long term employees Ian Ryan and John Marrell became partners in Gavin Jackson Cultural Resource Management and increasingly managed the operations and affairs of Gavin Jackson Cultural Resource Management.

We are long-standing members of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc. (AACAI) and the Australian Archaeological Association (AAA). Upholding the high ethical standards set by these organisations, we're committed to delivering tailored, comprehensive, and efficient outcomes for all your heritage project needs, ensuring a quality-driven and trustworthy heritage consultancy service.
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2023
In 2023, Gavin Jackson retired from Gavin Jackson Cultural Resource Management, marking the dawn of a new chapter. The firm was rebranded to Echoes Cultural Heritage Management under the leadership of Dr. Ian Ryan and John Marrell. This transition not only signifies a new era of continued dedication to heritage preservation and exploration but also reinforces our unwavering commitment to excellence in cultural heritage management and surveying services.

Under the rebrand, we're still the same professional team of independent heritage consultants, committed to providing unparalleled expertise and tailored solutions in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, and cultural heritage management as we've done in the public and private sector for the past two decades.

Through Echoes Cultural Heritage Management, not only do we honour the legacy built by Gavin Jackson, but we also look forward to forging new partnerships, embarking on insightful explorations, and continuing to contribute significantly to the understanding and preservation of Western Australia's rich cultural heritage.

Your Partner in
Cultural Heritage Consultancy

With a wealth of expertise, a professional approach, and an unwavering commitment to excellence, we’re at your service to address all your cultural heritage needs for your project. Reach out to us today to discuss your project’s specifics and explore how we can become your trusted cultural heritage consultant.

 

Ian Ryan Director & Project Manager
Dr Ian Ryan has worked full time as an archaeological consultant since 2003 and joined the GJCRM team as a Project Manager and senior archaeologist in 2008. Ian has been the Senior Consultant on more than 250 indigenous archaeological surveys including several excavations and large-scale site salvages in the Pilbara region. Ian has authored and co-authored more than 300 archaeological survey and salvage reports. He has presented and published several research papers based on data collected during archaeological surveys and other cultural resource management projects.

As a Project Manager for Echoes CHM, Ian’s role is to manage, administer and supervise projects for ECHM and to maximise the productivity of field managers and field archaeologists. Ian completes these projects to a high standard and within budget. Ian is also responsible for project life cycle including scope of works and budgets, managing teams in the field and overseeing the resultant survey reports. He also administers ECHM’s ongoing internal seminar series, a training initiative designed to maintain high professional standards and keep staff informed about the status of the heritage industry.
Ian is a strong leader and is a member of the ECHM Management Team.
John Marrell Director & Project Manager
John joined the GJCRM team in November 2009 after completing his honours at the University of WA. John commenced as a Field Archaeologist and was promoted to Field Manager in 2010. In early 2014 John took a position as Project Manager which is his current role at Echoes CHM. John has widespread experience in archaeological surveys and excavations and has managed numerous cultural heritage surveys across a variety of locations in Western Australia including the Pilbara and Goldfields.

John's current responsibilities are planning, executing, and evaluating archaeological heritage surveys for specific projects. John is required to manage project teams and ensure quality control throughout the project life cycle.

John is exceptionally well organised with a pro-active attitude to everything he undertakes. He has good time management, strong verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal abilities which have contributed to a sound record of reliability and accuracy and has forged strong relationships with our clients and teams.

John is a strong leader and is a member of the ECHM Management Team.
Grada Humphries Office Manager
Grada joined the GJCRM team in March 2014 in the role of Office Manager and was an integral member of the rebranding to Echoes Cultural Heritage Management in October 2023. Grada has over 20 years’ experience in Leadership, Human Resources and Management and is extremely passionate about the customer experience and service delivery of all projects and contracts. Grada has come from the telecommunications area prior to joining the team. Grada is a member of ECHM Management Team.
Michelle Smyth Project Manager
Michelle began working as a professional archaeologist in Ireland in 2007 working initially as a General Operator and then as a Site Assistant on a number of commercial archaeology excavations and Technician Assistant throughout 2008.

Michelle joined the GJCRM team since 2010 working as a Field Manager and her current role is Project Manager for Echoes CHM, working with the Project Management team.

Michelle is involved in the planning, executing, and evaluating archaeological heritage surveys for specific projects. She also manages project teams, supervising field staff as required and ensuring quality control throughout the duration of each project. Michelle ensures that surveys run efficiently in the field by effectively managing field teams to achieve best possible outcomes for clients.

Michelle has contributed to numerous Aboriginal cultural heritage surveys in the Pilbara and her responsibilities have involved liaising with traditional indigenous land owners and proponent clients. She has also contributed to site avoidance heritage reports in the form of site descriptions and digital site plans. Michelle is a member of ECHM Management Team.
JJ McDermott Project Manager
JJ recently re-joined the team as Project Manager at Echoes Cultural Heritage Management (ECHM), having worked there as a Senior Archaeologist from 2011 to 2016 (when the company was named Gavin Jackson Cultural Resource Management).

At ECHM, JJ is responsible for planning, executing, and evaluating cultural heritage projects, and he manages field and office-based teams, ensuring quality control throughout the project life cycle. JJ has significant experience in Cultural Heritage Management (CHM) in Australia and has managed numerous Aboriginal and historical cultural heritage projects across Western Australia.

At his previous roles at Rio Tinto Iron Ore (RTIO) and Main Roads WA, JJ was a Senior Heritage Advisor and his responsibilities involved organising and facilitating cultural heritage surveys, management plans, excavations, and salvage programs, liaising with the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH), and engaging and procuring partnerships with Traditional Owner groups. JJ has been a professional and consulting archaeologist since graduating from his Masters in Landscape Archaeology in 2007.

He has an advanced knowledge of cultural heritage and Native Title Legislation in Australia and is a strong advocate for improved preservations and protections for cultural heritage places and landscapes, as well as professional standards in CHM in Australia. JJ is a member of ECHM Management Team.
Office Administrator
Casey joined the GJCRM team in April 2023 in the role of Office Administrator and was an integral member of the rebranding to Echoes Cultural Heritage Management in October 2023. Casey has over 20 years’ experience in Corporate Administration and Customer Service, specialising in Payroll, Accounts, Human Resources and Executive Assistance. Casey is extremely passionate about working closely with the Project Managers to deliver the highest level of service on all Echoes contracts, whilst being responsible for day to day running of the office. Casey is a member of ECHM Management Team.
Tegan Raines QC Manager & Senior Report Writer
Tegan completed her Honours in archaeology at the University of Western Australia in 2016 and joined the GJCRM team in 2017 as an assistant report writer. Since then, Tegan has taken on the responsibility of QC Manager for the Echoes CHM Team and works with the report writing team to produce archaeological reports for clients. Tegan looks forward to continuing to maintain the high standards of Echoes Cultural Heritage Management.
QC Officer & Senior Report Writer
Trish has worked as a consultant archaeologist since 2006 and joined the GJCRM team in 2008.

Trish has extensive experience in managing archaeological heritage surveys, identifying, and recording archaeological sites and material and liaising with both Native title holders and proponents in the field.

Throughout her career Trish has conducted a broad study of the cultural heritage values and has experience liaising with individuals, regional communities, and government agencies. Her current role at Echoes CHM also includes conducting background research and writing both preliminary advice and reports based on the results, writing reports for proponents, and ensuring quality control is maintained within each report.
Ben Pentz Field Manager
Ben began working with GJCRM in 2011 as an archaeologist and heritage consultant and is currently a Field Manager for Echoes CHM. He has contributed to a number of Aboriginal cultural heritage surveys in the Pilbara and the Goldfields, and his roles have involved liaising with traditional indigenous land owners and clients as well as identifying and recording archaeological material. He has also authored, co-authored, and edited multiple site avoidance, section 16, section 18 and salvage level heritage reports.

Ben has also had substantial archaeological experience throughout Canada.
Jacob Lambert Field Manager
Jacob has been a member of the GJCRM team since mid-2016 and has taken on the responsibility of managing archaeological heritage surveys in the field. Jacob is currently a Field Manager for Echoes CHM.

Jacob has managed and participated in a number of archaeological surveys as well as salvage and excavation programs throughout Tasmania and Victoria.

During his time at ECHM Jacob has contributed to a number of Aboriginal cultural heritage surveys, managing projects in the Pilbara and Goldfields regions of Western Australia. His role has been to liaise with traditional indigenous landowners and proponent clients as well as identify and recording archaeological material.
B'geella Romano Field Manager
B’geella is a professional archaeologist and has been working in cultural heritage management since 2015.

Throughout her career B’geella has worked in both urban and regional locales as a heritage consultant, and has been involved in projects such as, the ARC linkage project 'Lifeways of the First Australians' and ‘Kimberly Visions’.

B’geella jointed the GJCRM team in 2019 and has been involved in numerous archaeological heritage surveys and has worked across the Pilbara, Kimberly, and the Western Desert. Her fieldwork experience within Western Australia also includes the management and recording of archaeological sites and the identification of archaeological material.

B’geella’s current role as Field Manager at Echoes CHM also includes facilitating conversation between Indigenous and government stakeholders and liaising with Traditional indigenous land owners.
Chad Callaway Field Manager
Chad joined the GJCRM team in 2018 and has been involved in archaeological cultural heritage works across the Pilbara and the Southwest.

Chad completed his bachelor’s degree majoring in Archaeological Science at the University of Washington, Seattle and has also been involved in international Archaeological Field schools in Vietnam.

Since joining the team Chad has taken on the responsibility of managing archaeological heritage surveys in the field.

Chad’s current role as Field Manager for Echoes CHM, includes conducting and leading archaeological heritage surveys, the identification and recording of both archaeological sites and material. Chad also works closely with clients in the field, liaising with both traditional native land owners and proponents.
Alex Stephens GIS Specialist
Alex originally joined the GJCRM Team in 2020 and is currently the GIS Officer at Echoes CHM. Her role involves the analysis and control of all spatial data relating to heritage surveys undertaken by the ECHM Field staff.

Alex has a solid technical background with understanding and experience in GIS, her role also involves the creation of GIS layers and maps to be taken out into the field and to develop, design and maintain geodatabases.

Alex has been a valued member of the ECHM team since 2020 and works closely with both field managers and staff to assist with the mapping of all heritage survey areas.
Niamh Quinn Field Archaeologist
Niamh graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2021 majoring in both Archaeology and History. She has taken part in the archaeological excavations conducted at East Perth Cemetery and York and has been involved in the sorting and recording of materials recovered from the Burrup Peninsula and Fremantle's Artillery Drill Hall.

Niamh joined the GJCRM team in 2021 assisting the office management team and has since joined the Archaeological Field team becoming involved in a number of archaeological heritage surveys across the Pilbara, Kimberly and the Goldfields.

Niamh’s current role as a Field Archaeologist for Echoes CHM involves surveying project areas, the recording archaeological sites and identifying and recording archaeological material.
Anthropologist
Leighton graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2017, majoring in Anthropology and Sociology.

Leighton joined the team at GJCRM in 2019 and currently works for Echoes CHM as an Anthropologist. Since joining the team, Leighton has since been involved in projects across the Pilbara and the Southwest, working alongside archaeologists and in close contact with traditional land owners.

He has experience preparing reports for First Nations Legal and Research Services and conducting research and collating data for larger heritage surveys.
Field Archaeologist
Paul joined the GJCRM team in 2020 and has an extensive background working in remote Aboriginal communities.

Paul also has experience in both archaeological excavation and lab work and has specialized in the identification and analysis of Aboriginal stone artefacts. He has been involved in archaeological projects across Western Australia and has experience recording archaeological material across the Burrup and Canning Mills.

Throughout Paul’s time at Echoes CHM as a Field Archaeologist he has continued to build on his fieldwork experience, being involved in archaeological heritage surveys across the Pilbara and western desert. Paul’s role as a Field Archaeologist also includes the recording and identification of archaeological sites and materials and working closely with traditional land owners.
Joleen Brown Assistant Quality Control & Report Writer
Joleen joined the GJCRM team in 2022 while completing her archaeology degree at the University of New England (UNE). During her time at UNE, Joleen has been involved in archaeological excavations, artefact sorting, botanical & faunal material analysis and has been the West Australian representative for the UNE Archaeological society for the past two years.

Joleen's strong work ethic, positive attitude and attention to detail makes her a great asset to the Echoes CHM team. Joleen currently works with the report writing team to assist in the production of archaeological reports for clients and looks forward to continuing to maintain the high standards of Echoes Cultural Heritage Management.
Callan Melvill-Smith Field Archaeologist
Callan joined the GJCRM team in 2022 and has been involved in a range of both National and International Archaeological projects.

While completing her degree at the University of Western Australia (UWA), Callan has been involved in the archaeological excavation of 15th-16th century plague graves in Lazzaretto Nuovo, Venice and was also involved in some of the ground penetrating radar works at WA's East Perth Cemetery.

Callan also has experience in the analysis of skeletal and faunal material and artefact sorting and site mapping. Recently Callan has been working at the Western Australian Museum Boola Bardip as a Learning and Engagement Assistant, and has also been involved in works at both Libraries and Nature Reserves.

As a result, Callan has a broad range of skills and knowledge, making her a great asset to the Echoes CHM team. Since joining Callan has become involved in Archaeological Field surveys across the Western Desert, identifying and recording archaeological materials and sites and liaising with both Traditional Native Title Holders and Proponents.
MEET THE TEAM

Meet Our Professional Team

With a wealth of knowledge in a variety of fields and a passion for the job, our dedicated team of archaeologists, anthropologists and technical experts will guide you through your project with experience and care.

Ian Ryan Director & Project Manager
Dr Ian Ryan has worked full time as an archaeological consultant since 2003 and joined the GJCRM team as a Project Manager and senior archaeologist in 2008. Ian has been the Senior Consultant on more than 250 indigenous archaeological surveys including several excavations and large-scale site salvages in the Pilbara region. Ian has authored and co-authored more than 300 archaeological survey and salvage reports. He has presented and published several research papers based on data collected during archaeological surveys and other cultural resource management projects.

As a Project Manager for Echoes CHM, Ian’s role is to manage, administer and supervise projects for ECHM and to maximise the productivity of field managers and field archaeologists. Ian completes these projects to a high standard and within budget. Ian is also responsible for project life cycle including scope of works and budgets, managing teams in the field and overseeing the resultant survey reports. He also administers ECHM’s ongoing internal seminar series, a training initiative designed to maintain high professional standards and keep staff informed about the status of the heritage industry.
Ian is a strong leader and is a member of the ECHM Management Team.
John Marrell Director & Project Manager
John joined the GJCRM team in November 2009 after completing his honours at the University of WA. John commenced as a Field Archaeologist and was promoted to Field Manager in 2010. In early 2014 John took a position as Project Manager which is his current role at Echoes CHM. John has widespread experience in archaeological surveys and excavations and has managed numerous cultural heritage surveys across a variety of locations in Western Australia including the Pilbara and Goldfields.

John's current responsibilities are planning, executing, and evaluating archaeological heritage surveys for specific projects. John is required to manage project teams and ensure quality control throughout the project life cycle.

John is exceptionally well organised with a pro-active attitude to everything he undertakes. He has good time management, strong verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal abilities which have contributed to a sound record of reliability and accuracy and has forged strong relationships with our clients and teams.

John is a strong leader and is a member of the ECHM Management Team.
Grada Humphries Office Manager
Grada joined the GJCRM team in March 2014 in the role of Office Manager and was an integral member of the rebranding to Echoes Cultural Heritage Management in October 2023. Grada has over 20 years’ experience in Leadership, Human Resources and Management and is extremely passionate about the customer experience and service delivery of all projects and contracts. Grada has come from the telecommunications area prior to joining the team. Grada is a member of ECHM Management Team.
Michelle Smyth Project Manager
Michelle began working as a professional archaeologist in Ireland in 2007 working initially as a General Operator and then as a Site Assistant on a number of commercial archaeology excavations and Technician Assistant throughout 2008.

Michelle joined the GJCRM team since 2010 working as a Field Manager and her current role is Project Manager for Echoes CHM, working with the Project Management team.

Michelle is involved in the planning, executing, and evaluating archaeological heritage surveys for specific projects. She also manages project teams, supervising field staff as required and ensuring quality control throughout the duration of each project. Michelle ensures that surveys run efficiently in the field by effectively managing field teams to achieve best possible outcomes for clients.

Michelle has contributed to numerous Aboriginal cultural heritage surveys in the Pilbara and her responsibilities have involved liaising with traditional indigenous land owners and proponent clients. She has also contributed to site avoidance heritage reports in the form of site descriptions and digital site plans. Michelle is a member of ECHM Management Team.
JJ McDermott Project Manager
JJ recently re-joined the team as Project Manager at Echoes Cultural Heritage Management (ECHM), having worked there as a Senior Archaeologist from 2011 to 2016 (when the company was named Gavin Jackson Cultural Resource Management).

At ECHM, JJ is responsible for planning, executing, and evaluating cultural heritage projects, and he manages field and office-based teams, ensuring quality control throughout the project life cycle. JJ has significant experience in Cultural Heritage Management (CHM) in Australia and has managed numerous Aboriginal and historical cultural heritage projects across Western Australia.

At his previous roles at Rio Tinto Iron Ore (RTIO) and Main Roads WA, JJ was a Senior Heritage Advisor and his responsibilities involved organising and facilitating cultural heritage surveys, management plans, excavations, and salvage programs, liaising with the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH), and engaging and procuring partnerships with Traditional Owner groups. JJ has been a professional and consulting archaeologist since graduating from his Masters in Landscape Archaeology in 2007.

He has an advanced knowledge of cultural heritage and Native Title Legislation in Australia and is a strong advocate for improved preservations and protections for cultural heritage places and landscapes, as well as professional standards in CHM in Australia. JJ is a member of ECHM Management Team.
Office Administrator
Casey joined the GJCRM team in April 2023 in the role of Office Administrator and was an integral member of the rebranding to Echoes Cultural Heritage Management in October 2023. Casey has over 20 years’ experience in Corporate Administration and Customer Service, specialising in Payroll, Accounts, Human Resources and Executive Assistance. Casey is extremely passionate about working closely with the Project Managers to deliver the highest level of service on all Echoes contracts, whilst being responsible for day to day running of the office. Casey is a member of ECHM Management Team.
Tegan Raines QC Manager & Senior Report Writer
Tegan completed her Honours in archaeology at the University of Western Australia in 2016 and joined the GJCRM team in 2017 as an assistant report writer. Since then, Tegan has taken on the responsibility of QC Manager for the Echoes CHM Team and works with the report writing team to produce archaeological reports for clients. Tegan looks forward to continuing to maintain the high standards of Echoes Cultural Heritage Management.
QC Officer & Senior Report Writer
Trish has worked as a consultant archaeologist since 2006 and joined the GJCRM team in 2008.

Trish has extensive experience in managing archaeological heritage surveys, identifying, and recording archaeological sites and material and liaising with both Native title holders and proponents in the field.

Throughout her career Trish has conducted a broad study of the cultural heritage values and has experience liaising with individuals, regional communities, and government agencies. Her current role at Echoes CHM also includes conducting background research and writing both preliminary advice and reports based on the results, writing reports for proponents, and ensuring quality control is maintained within each report.
Ben Pentz Field Manager
Ben began working with GJCRM in 2011 as an archaeologist and heritage consultant and is currently a Field Manager for Echoes CHM. He has contributed to a number of Aboriginal cultural heritage surveys in the Pilbara and the Goldfields, and his roles have involved liaising with traditional indigenous land owners and clients as well as identifying and recording archaeological material. He has also authored, co-authored, and edited multiple site avoidance, section 16, section 18 and salvage level heritage reports.

Ben has also had substantial archaeological experience throughout Canada.
Jacob Lambert Field Manager
Jacob has been a member of the GJCRM team since mid-2016 and has taken on the responsibility of managing archaeological heritage surveys in the field. Jacob is currently a Field Manager for Echoes CHM.

Jacob has managed and participated in a number of archaeological surveys as well as salvage and excavation programs throughout Tasmania and Victoria.

During his time at ECHM Jacob has contributed to a number of Aboriginal cultural heritage surveys, managing projects in the Pilbara and Goldfields regions of Western Australia. His role has been to liaise with traditional indigenous landowners and proponent clients as well as identify and recording archaeological material.
B'geella Romano Field Manager
B’geella is a professional archaeologist and has been working in cultural heritage management since 2015.

Throughout her career B’geella has worked in both urban and regional locales as a heritage consultant, and has been involved in projects such as, the ARC linkage project 'Lifeways of the First Australians' and ‘Kimberly Visions’.

B’geella jointed the GJCRM team in 2019 and has been involved in numerous archaeological heritage surveys and has worked across the Pilbara, Kimberly, and the Western Desert. Her fieldwork experience within Western Australia also includes the management and recording of archaeological sites and the identification of archaeological material.

B’geella’s current role as Field Manager at Echoes CHM also includes facilitating conversation between Indigenous and government stakeholders and liaising with Traditional indigenous land owners.
Chad Callaway Field Manager
Chad joined the GJCRM team in 2018 and has been involved in archaeological cultural heritage works across the Pilbara and the Southwest.

Chad completed his bachelor’s degree majoring in Archaeological Science at the University of Washington, Seattle and has also been involved in international Archaeological Field schools in Vietnam.

Since joining the team Chad has taken on the responsibility of managing archaeological heritage surveys in the field.

Chad’s current role as Field Manager for Echoes CHM, includes conducting and leading archaeological heritage surveys, the identification and recording of both archaeological sites and material. Chad also works closely with clients in the field, liaising with both traditional native land owners and proponents.
Alex Stephens GIS Specialist
Alex originally joined the GJCRM Team in 2020 and is currently the GIS Officer at Echoes CHM. Her role involves the analysis and control of all spatial data relating to heritage surveys undertaken by the ECHM Field staff.

Alex has a solid technical background with understanding and experience in GIS, her role also involves the creation of GIS layers and maps to be taken out into the field and to develop, design and maintain geodatabases.

Alex has been a valued member of the ECHM team since 2020 and works closely with both field managers and staff to assist with the mapping of all heritage survey areas.
Niamh Quinn Field Archaeologist
Niamh graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2021 majoring in both Archaeology and History. She has taken part in the archaeological excavations conducted at East Perth Cemetery and York and has been involved in the sorting and recording of materials recovered from the Burrup Peninsula and Fremantle's Artillery Drill Hall.

Niamh joined the GJCRM team in 2021 assisting the office management team and has since joined the Archaeological Field team becoming involved in a number of archaeological heritage surveys across the Pilbara, Kimberly and the Goldfields.

Niamh’s current role as a Field Archaeologist for Echoes CHM involves surveying project areas, the recording archaeological sites and identifying and recording archaeological material.
Anthropologist
Leighton graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2017, majoring in Anthropology and Sociology.

Leighton joined the team at GJCRM in 2019 and currently works for Echoes CHM as an Anthropologist. Since joining the team, Leighton has since been involved in projects across the Pilbara and the Southwest, working alongside archaeologists and in close contact with traditional land owners.

He has experience preparing reports for First Nations Legal and Research Services and conducting research and collating data for larger heritage surveys.
Field Archaeologist
Paul joined the GJCRM team in 2020 and has an extensive background working in remote Aboriginal communities.

Paul also has experience in both archaeological excavation and lab work and has specialized in the identification and analysis of Aboriginal stone artefacts. He has been involved in archaeological projects across Western Australia and has experience recording archaeological material across the Burrup and Canning Mills.

Throughout Paul’s time at Echoes CHM as a Field Archaeologist he has continued to build on his fieldwork experience, being involved in archaeological heritage surveys across the Pilbara and western desert. Paul’s role as a Field Archaeologist also includes the recording and identification of archaeological sites and materials and working closely with traditional land owners.
Joleen Brown Assistant Quality Control & Report Writer
Joleen joined the GJCRM team in 2022 while completing her archaeology degree at the University of New England (UNE). During her time at UNE, Joleen has been involved in archaeological excavations, artefact sorting, botanical & faunal material analysis and has been the West Australian representative for the UNE Archaeological society for the past two years.

Joleen's strong work ethic, positive attitude and attention to detail makes her a great asset to the Echoes CHM team. Joleen currently works with the report writing team to assist in the production of archaeological reports for clients and looks forward to continuing to maintain the high standards of Echoes Cultural Heritage Management.
Callan Melvill-Smith Field Archaeologist
Callan joined the GJCRM team in 2022 and has been involved in a range of both National and International Archaeological projects.

While completing her degree at the University of Western Australia (UWA), Callan has been involved in the archaeological excavation of 15th-16th century plague graves in Lazzaretto Nuovo, Venice and was also involved in some of the ground penetrating radar works at WA's East Perth Cemetery.

Callan also has experience in the analysis of skeletal and faunal material and artefact sorting and site mapping. Recently Callan has been working at the Western Australian Museum Boola Bardip as a Learning and Engagement Assistant, and has also been involved in works at both Libraries and Nature Reserves.

As a result, Callan has a broad range of skills and knowledge, making her a great asset to the Echoes CHM team. Since joining Callan has become involved in Archaeological Field surveys across the Western Desert, identifying and recording archaeological materials and sites and liaising with both Traditional Native Title Holders and Proponents.

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