Louise Shewan (FRGS) is an archaeological scientist with expertise in the isotopic analysis of skeletal remains. She is the Centenary Research Fellow in Science (Earth Science) at the University of Melbourne.
Louise holds a BA (hons) and a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Sydney.
Her present research focus is the development of methodologies for Laser Ablation Multicollector-Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-MC-ICP-MS) techniques to apply to archaeological dental (human and faunal) specimens and protocols for the creation of background ‘isoscapes’ for archaeological research. Louise also has current research projects in forensic science with the Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research (AFTER) facility, and interdisciplinary collaborations with Engineering (remote sensing in post-conflict environments) and Arts (cultural conservation).