Director: Dr Gillian Shepherd
Gillian Shepherd studied Classics and Fine Arts at the University of Melbourne before going on to complete a PhD in Classical Archaeology at Trinity College, Cambridge, followed by a research fellowship at St Hugh's College, Oxford. Until her recent return to Australia to take up her position at La Trobe University, Gillian was Lecturer in Classical Archaeology at the University of Birmingham, UK. Her research interests are the ancient Greek colonisation of Sicily and Italy, burial customs, and the archaeology and art of Greece and Magna Graecia.
Research Associate: Prof Chris Mackie
Chris Mackie studied Latin and Greek at the University of Newcastle (NSW), and wrote his PhD at the University of Glasgow on the Roman poem the Aeneid, by Vergil. He has written widely on Roman and Greek topics, particularly Vergil, Homer and Greek mythology. More recently, he has written on the Gallipoli/Dardanelles region through time, and on classical reception studies.