Ronika Power, MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Associate professor of bioarchaeology
Ronika Power was awarded the Crawford Medal – Australia’s most prestigious award for achievement and promise in the humanities. Her research revolves around cultural responses to human health and disease, climate change, mass migrations and violence, particularly pertaining to prehistoric periods across Africa and the Mediterranean. Her lifelong fascination with death and obsession with mummies has led Power to work with human remains from across the world, many dating back 10,000 years to the late Stone Age.