Cultural heritage expert Dr Justin Shiner joins Niche
Niche Environment and Heritage is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Justin Shiner as Discipline Manager for heritage in Victoria.
Justin is a highly knowledgeable and well-respected cultural heritage professional with extensive project experience across most jurisdictions in Australia. He has managed a wide range of large and complex Indigenous and historic cultural heritage projects and has considerable cultural heritage experience within the mining industry both within Australia and internationally in Mongolia, Namibia and Peru.
Justin has carried out and directed large multi-disciplinary archaeological research projects in NSW and QLD and has widely published the results of this research. Recently, Justin has undertaken an international review of cultural heritage practice at Glencore’s global sites and currently advises Glencore on a greenfields mine development on Cape York Peninsula.
Justin has a PhD with a specialisation in Australian Indigenous archaeology and over 20 peer reviewed academic publications in both Australian and international journals. He has maintained extensive relationships within the cultural heritage management field, private industry, and academia. For most of his career, he has held senior advisory and leadership positions.
Justin is a fully qualified ‘heritage advisor’ meeting all the requirements of the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006.
“I am delighted to have someone of Justin’s experience and reputation joining our growing heritage team and look forward to working together to expand Niche’s presence in Victoria, while we continue to deliver excellence for our clients, heritage and communities,” commented Luke Baker, Acting Head of Operations.