Emeritus Professor Ian Lilley FSA FAHA (BA Hons, MA Qld, PhD ANU) is an international academic leader whose interests focus on archaeology and cultural heritage in Australasia, the Indo-Pacific and globally.
Ian is an archaeologist in the School of Social Science, to where he moved in 2019 after 25 years leading the academic program in UQ's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit (ATSIS). He also has a continuing visiting appointment as Willem Willems Chair for Contemporary Issues in Archaeological Heritage Management at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Leiden is continental Europe's leading university in archaeology and among the global Top 10 in the discipline. In addition, he is an Advisor to the Centre for Global Heritage and Development (Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam). In Australia, he is an Honorary Professor at the University of Southern Queensland, where he provides strategic advice to help strengthen research in the Centre for Heritage and Culture in the Institute for Resilient Regions.