Kira Westaway

Associate Professor

  • 1595 Citations
  • 18 h-Index

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Personal profile

Education/Academic qualification

Quaternary Science and Luminescence Dating, PhD, University of Wollongong

2 Mar 200311 Dec 2006

Luminescence Dating, Masters of Philosophy, University of Hong Kong

15 Sep 19959 Jan 1997

Quaternary Science, Masters by course work, Royal Holloway University Of London

8 Sep 19941 Sep 1995

Physical Geography, Bachelor of Science, University of Liverpool

1 Oct 19911 Jun 1994

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New frontier in Geoscience: A tandem trace element and isotopes facility

Joannes-Boyau, R., Schulz, K., Bucher, D., Herries, A., Moffat, I., Burton, E., Grave, P., Orange, M., Paterson, J., Westaway, K., Scheffers, A., Prideaux, G. J., Milan, L., Pate, F. & Geiser, F.


Project: Research

Unravelling the mystery of the mighty ape's last stand

Westaway, K., Haberle, S., Zhang, Y., Ciochon, R. & MQRES, M.


Project: Research

Research Outputs

Archaeology and art in context: excavations at the Gunu Site Complex, Northwest Kimberley, Western Australia

Moore, M. W., Westaway, K., Ross, J., Newman, K., Perston, Y., Huntley, J., Keats, S., Kandiwal Aboriginal Corporation & Morwood, M. J., 5 Feb 2020, In : PLoS ONE. 15, 2, p. 1-42 42 p., e0226628.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Last appearance of Homo erectus at Ngandong, Java, 117,000–108,000 years ago

    Rizal, Y., Westaway, K. E., Zaim, Y., van den Bergh, G. D., Bettis, E. A., Morwood, M. J., Huffman, O. F., Grün, R., Joannes-Boyau, R., Bailey, R. M., Sidarto, Westaway, M. C., Kurniawan, I., Moore, M. W., Storey, M., Aziz, F., Suminto, Zhao, J., Aswan, Sipola, M. E. & 5 others, Larick, R., Zonneveld, J-P., Scott, R., Putt, S. & Ciochon, R. L., 16 Jan 2020, In : Nature. 577, 7790, p. 381-385 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Macro-charcoal accumulation in floodplain wetlands: problems and prospects for reconstruction of fire regimes and environmental conditions

    Graves, B. P., Ralph, T. J., Hesse, P. P., Westaway, K. E., Kobayashi, T., Gadd, P. S. & Mazumder, D., 24 Oct 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 10, p. 1-33 33 p., e0224011.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    4 Downloads (Pure)

    Additional evidence for early modern human morphological diversity in Southeast Asia at Tam Pa Ling, Laos

    Shackelford, L., Demeter, F., Westaway, K., Duringer, P., Ponche, J. L., Sayavongkhamdy, T., Zhao, J-X., Barnes, L., Boyon, M., Sichanthongtip, P., Sénégas, F., Patole-Edoumba, E., Coppens, Y., Dumoncel, J. & Bacon, A-M., 1 Feb 2018, In : Quaternary International. 466, Part A, p. 93-106 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 11 Citations (Scopus)

    A reassessment of the early archaeological record at Leang Burung 2, a Late Pleistocene rock-shelter site on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi

    Brumm, A., Hakim, B., Ramli, M., Aubert, M., van den Bergh, G. D., Li, B., Burhan, B., Saiful, A. M., Siagian, L., Sardi, R., Jusdi, A., Abdullah, Mubarak, A. P., Moore, M. W., Roberts, R. G., Zhao, J., McGahan, D., Jones, B. G., Perston, Y., Szabó, K. & 9 others, Mahmud, M. I., Westaway, K., Jatmiko, Saptomo, E. W., van der Kaars, S., Grün, R., Wood, R., Dodson, J. & Morwood, M. J., 11 Apr 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 4, p. 1-43 43 p., e0193025.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)


  • Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Learning Innovation

    Kira Westaway (Team leader), Michael Rampe (Recipient) & Matthew Cabanag (Recipient), 18 Nov 2019

    Prize: Teaching award

  • Activities

    • 1 Invited talk

    Timing is everything; Narrowing the gulf between the physical and genetic evidence for human dispersal in Asia

    Kira Westaway (Speaker)
    28 Oct 201931 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Press / Media

    Humans in India may have survived supereruption 74,000 years ago

    Kira Westaway


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Java Man not so old after all

    Kira Westaway


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment