Professor Sean Ulm is Distinguished Professor Promotional Chair of the College of Arts, Society & Education at James Cook University. He is Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage.
Professor Ulm was a member of the Excellence in Research for Australia Humanities and Creatives Arts Research Evaluation Committee in 2018, and Deputy Chair of the HCA panel for the College of Experts from 2015-16.
Professor Ulm’s research focuses on persistent problems in the archaeology of northern Australia and the western Pacific where understanding the relationships between environmental change and cultural change using advanced studies of archaeological and palaeoenvironmental sequences are central to constructions of the human past.
He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, an Honorary Research Fellow of the Queensland Museum, an Honorary Fellow of The University of Western Australia and a Fellow of the Cairns Institute.