Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
University of Sydney
Website URL
Shipwrecks, Maritime Archaeology, Underwater Cultural Heritage, Maritime China, Maritime South East Asia, Maritime Silk Road
Additional Contact Information
Email: Telephone: + 61 (0) 497 083 833 LinkedIn:

Personal Info

About Me

Sarah Ward is a professional Maritime Archaeologist and Cultural Heritage Consultant A Nautical Archaeology Society Senior Tutor, she has 16-years’ experience in the cultural heritage sector, focused primarily on underwater cultural heritage, impact assessment, heritage interpretation and capacity building through outreach, education and stakeholder engagement.  A 2017-18 Telstra Women’s Awards nominee, Sarah has managed maritime archaeological projects from the Bronze Age to the Modern in over 30 countries and across a range of sectors including: energy, resources, transport infrastructure, urban renewal, international development, government, not-for-profit, museums and cultural institutions.

Recent Publications

Ove 200+ consulting reports, the majority of which are in confident. Details upon request.


Media Coverage
Yes, significant documentary, tv and radio interview, print interview and publications.
Country Focus
Asia Pacific
Expertise by Geography
Australia, Asia, British Isles, China
Expertise by Chronology
Medieval, Pre-17th century, 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Environment, Indigenous Peoples, Law, Local & Regional, Material Culture, Science