Bridget has worked as a heritage professional for over 15 years, and provides high quality and accurate advise to her clients through combining her methodical approach to work with high level skills in archaeology, ethnography, heritage management and community liaison. Bridget has extensive experience in the linear infrastructure project sector, having worked as a cultural heritage advisor for the Department of Transport and Main Roads. She joined our growing Queensland consulting team in June 2020.
Bridget grew up in the small rural town of Bell in Queensland’s Darling Downs region and over the years she has moved around Australia for study and work. Before joining Niche, Bridget spent six years “out bush” in WA, working with Indigenous land owners and ranger teams, while living in remote Aboriginal communities. During this time she built strong relationships with Traditional Owners and community members, and completed fieldwork including ethnographic recordings of cultural sites.
Having recently returned to Brisbane, Bridget is adjusting to city life but is always happiest when she is outside – and it was this realisation that led her to archaeology.
“I studied history with the idea that I’d become a lawyer, but I wanted a career that was more energetic and hands on, so I switched to archaeology and I’ve been lucky to be able to make something I enjoy into my career,” says Bridget.
“My job allows me to strike a perfect balance between office-based work and being out and about for fieldwork and I can genuinely say that no two days are the same. It’s a real mix of activities including strategic and operational projects, building community relationships, and the scientific aspects of surveys and research.”
Since starting her role with Niche, Bridget has needed to quickly learn many new IT systems and project management processes, and she’s been impressed by our team’s supportive culture and focus on caring for each other.
“My work is challenging in a good way, and I feel very supported by my colleagues even though we are geographically disparate,” she explains. “Our flexible working arrangements – such as being able to work either form home or from an office – are progressive and really beneficial to Niche’s employees and our clients.”
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