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Mark Staniforth is currently an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Geography and Environmental Science at Monash University and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Archaeology at Flinders University.
He was the Convenor of the Maritime Archaeology Program (MAP) in the Department of Archaeology at Flinders University for 14 years (1997-2010) where he taught topics in undergraduate and postgraduate maritime archaeology, underwater cultural heritage management. He is the author of more than 100 papers and books including Material Culture and Consumer Society published by Plenum Press of New York in 2003 and the editor (with Mike Nash in 2006) of Maritime Archaeology: Australian Approaches (Plenum Press. New York). Mark served for two terms on the Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology (ACUA 2000-2007) including three years as deputy Chair (2001-2003) and three years as Chair (2004-2007).