Kira Westaway

Associate Professor

  • 1517 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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cave Earth & Environmental Sciences
Indonesia Agriculture & Biology
Pleistocene Earth & Environmental Sciences
luminescence Earth & Environmental Sciences
caves Agriculture & Biology
Homo Agriculture & Biology
thermoluminescence Earth & Environmental Sciences
sediment Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Projects 2007 2018

Research Outputs 1999 2019

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 othersLarick, R., Zonneveld, J-P., Scott, R., Putt, S. & Ciochon, R. L., 2019, In : Nature. p. 1-5 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
fire regime

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

migration route

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 othersMahmud, 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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

A rhinocerotid-dominated megafauna at the MIS6-5 transition: the late Middle Pleistocene Coc Muoi assemblage, Lang Son province, Vietnam

Bacon, A-M., Antoine, P-O., Huong, N. T. M., Westaway, K., Tuan, N. A., Duringer, P., Zhao, J., Ponche, J-L., Dung, S. C., Nghia, T. H., Minh, T. T., Son, P. T., Boyon, M., Thuy, N. T. K., Blin, A. & Demeter, F., 15 Apr 2018, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 186, p. 123-141 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

health status


university teaching

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 2019 2019

  • 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