Dr Alice Gorman is an internationally recognised leader in the field of space archaeology. Her research on space exploration has been featured in National Geographic, New Scientist, and Archaeology magazine. She is a faculty member of the International Space University's Southern Hemisphere Space Program in Adelaide.
Her book Dr Space Junk vs the Universe: Archaeology and the Future (NewSouth Publishing, MIT Press, 2019) won the NIB Award People's Choice and the John Mulvaney Book Award, as well as being shortlisted for the NSW and Queensland Premier's Awards and the Adelaide Festival Awards.
She has worked extensively in Indigenous heritage management, providing advice for mining industry, urban development, government departments, local councils and Native Title groups in NSW, WA, SA and Queensland. She is also a specialist in stone tool analysis, and the Aboriginal use of bottle glass after European settlement.
With Co-PI Associate Professor Justin Walsh, she directs the International Space Station Archaeological Project (ISSAP), which uses archaeological methods to study how humans use material culture to adapt to the unique microgravity environment of Low Earth Orbit.
Alice is a member of the Advisory Council of the Space Industry Association of Australia, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Global Expert Group on Sustainable Lunar Activities, and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. She is also President of the Anthropological Society of South Australia.
Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology, Ethnoarchaeology, Heritage Studies, History of Science (HistSci), Indigenous, Aboriginal, and/or Local Community Engagement, Science and Technology Studies (STS), Space Studies