Position

Teaching Support Officer
College Services, Humanities, Arts and Social Sci

Biography

John was previously a secondary teacher, he then returned to university to complete a Bachelor of Science (Hons) majoring in marine ecology and chemistry. He is a trained Coxswain, SCUBA instructor and CFS fire-fighter.
His honours study was on sub-tidal rocky reef herbivore . He and his wife have dived extensively around South Australia, in a number of areas across temperate Australia and occasionally overseas. He has been SCUBA diving for over 30 years and is a cave diver. Special spots are the WW 2 wrecks in Saipan CNMI, coral reefs in PNG and in SA; the wrecks around Wardang Island, the cuttlefish aggregation at Point Lowly, West Island (Victor Harbour), and the Gammon Ranges.

Qualifications

B.Sc (Hons) Adelaide, B.Ed, Dip T, Cert IV (Training & Assessment), Cert II (Public Safety - Fire-fighting Operations)

Honours, awards and grants

2012  Dean of Humanities - Professional Staff Award 

Key responsibilities

John joined the Department in August 2008 as a technical officer (3 days) for maritime archaeology. He is the Faculty Dive Administrator and Boating Officer for EHL faculty.

He is also a WHS Consultant based in the central WHS unit (Engineering Building) with responsibilites for EHL, and boating for 2 days per week. Phone ext 13186.

His main responsibilities are:
Supervise diving operations, and maintain student dive records, maintenance of the equipment inventory, resources of the department and all equipment loans and returns. Facilitate Departmental field work. Maintenance of artefacts in the research collection. Provide advice to borrowers about the safe use of equipment and ensure that goods are returned in good order. Maintenance of field, laboratory and SCUBA diving equipment. He works closely with the terrestrial archaeology technical officer Ms Chantal Wight.

He is a Coxswain for boating operations especially the RHIB "RV Tom Thumb".

Publications

  • Roberts, A.L., Van Duivenvoorde, W., Morrison, M.J., Moffat, I.A., Burke, H.D., Kowlessar, J., et al. (2017). ‘They call ‘im Crowie’: An investigation of the Aboriginal significance attributed to a wrecked River Murray barge in South Australia. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 46(1) pp. 132-148.
    [10.1111/1095-9270.12208] [Scopus]
  • Roberts, A.L., Van Duivenvoorde, W., Morrison, M.J., Moffat, I.A., Burke, H.D., Kowlessar, J., et al. (2017). ‘They call ‘im Crowie’: An investigation of the Aboriginal significance attributed to a wrecked River Murray barge in South Australia. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 46(1) pp. 132-148.
    [10.1111/1095-9270.12208] [Scopus]

Professional and community engagement

He is active in TechNet SA as the Deputy Committee Chair and one of the Flinders reps. John is a member of the CFS and holds the rank of Senior Firefighter.

Contact

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Location: Humanities Building (114a)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
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