Dr Charlotte Feakins

Dr Charlotte Feakins, GML Heritage Associate and Team Leader, has a over 10 years of experience in heritage and history across academia and industry.

Charlotte has extensive experience in designing and developing research projects and collaborating with a variety of experts. Her work has spanned a diverse range of projects in Aboriginal heritage, historical archaeology, faunal analysis and community engagement in New South Wales, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory.

Since 2012, Charlotte has been working with Traditional Owners and Parks Australia in Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, on a variety of research projects, including her own. Charlotte has a strong research background and completed her PhD at the Australian National University in 2020. She has also worked as a heritage consultant and researcher on sites across Sydney, including the Quarantine Station and the Parramatta Light Rail.

Charlotte’s expertise lies in carrying out detailed research, community engagement and stakeholder liaison, project management, problem-solving, and policy development. Outside of GML, Charlotte works as a Research Associate at the University of Canberra, as a sessional lecturer in heritage studies at the University of Sydney and as a tutor in Australian Studies at the University of Wollongong. Charlotte’s approach and scholarly interests are human rights based and people focused. She has particular interest in social and cultural justice.


Download Charlotte’s CV


‘Heritage can offer insight into different ways of knowing and being—in the past, present and future. By working in the heritage space, we can help facilitate the dismantling of assumed certainties, re-imagine everyday lives, and re-negotiate common futures.’


Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University

Honours (Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology), University of Sydney

Bachelor of Arts (Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology), University of Sydney


Best Student Conference Paper, Australian Archaeological Association, 2020

Maureen Byrne Memorial Prize for Best Postgraduate Thesis, Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA), 2020

Best Student Conference Paper, Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) Conference, 2019

University Medal 2013, University of Sydney

Maureen Byrne Memorial Prize for Best Honours Thesis 2013, University of Sydney

Graduate Prize in Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology 2012, University of Sydney