Dr Nadia Iacono

Dr Nadia Iacono has worked in the cultural heritage and archaeology industry since 1987 holding positions in both the public and private heritage sectors in NSW.

She holds a PhD in Archaeology from La Trobe University, Victoria. Her key areas of expertise include broad scale to site-specific historical archaeological heritage management and strategic advice, project and excavation direction, client liaison, assessment, statutory advice and report preparation.

Nadia is an experienced excavation director with extensive practice on a broad range of local and state significant sites in NSW as well as national and world heritage listed places. She has directed, co-directed and excavated on a range of Australian industrial, domestic and urban sites and overseas archaeological projects including pre-Islamic sites in the United Arab Emirates and the Neolithic Boncuklu site in Central Turkey. Her fieldwork and project management experience includes significant World Heritage, state and locally listed sites including the Sydney Opera House, Hyde Park Barracks, Parramatta Square, ‘The Big Dig’, Cumberland/Gloucester Street and the Randwick Destitute Children’s Asylum Cemetery.

Nadia’s PhD examined best practice archaeological management with an emphasis on archaeological management plans. Her research identified and considered the integration of several successful best practice archaeological management mechanisms into existing Australian local council and heritage management systems. Her PhD outcomes form the basis of the co-authored Heritage NSW publication Guidelines for the Preparation of Archaeological Management Plans, 2009.


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‘I’m passionate about working collaboratively, growing ideas and solutions together to create more engaged and relevant outcomes.’


PhD Archaeology, La Trobe University

Bachelor of Arts (Archaeology and Fine Arts), University of Sydney

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

Australia ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites)

Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA)

Royal Australian Historical Society

Ku-ring-gai Historical Society