Dr Michael Green

Dr Michael Green, Senior Project Manager PhD, BA Hons


Mike has 27 years of professional and academic experience in archaeology, biological anthropology and Indigenous cultural heritage management across Australia, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. He is a nationally recognised expert in Indigenous ancestral remains.

Prior to joining Andrew Long + Associates he was Head of the Indigenous Cultures Department at Museum Victoria, where he developed co-operative partnerships with external bodies including universities, community organisations (particularly Indigenous communities) and government. His work here positioned the museum in leadership roles in state, national and international programs relating to research and collections and the repatriation of Aboriginal ancestral remains. He has a BA (Honours) degree (1983) and a PhD (1990), both from the Australian National University.


Since joining Andrew Long + Associates in 2011, Mike has driven archaeological and cultural heritage management projects in Victoria, New South Wales and Papua New Guinea. He has provided consistently positive outcomes with cultural heritage management plans and cultural heritage assessments for government, commercial and private sector clients across Victoria. Mike is our key consultant behind a number of significant cultural heritage risk and impact mitigation assessments for extractive industry clients in PNG, including Newcrest Mining Ltd.

Mike has provided expert advice to Museum Victoria, Aboriginal Affairs Victoria and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery regarding the curation and repatriation of artefact collections and collections of Aboriginal ancestral remains.  He has developed strong relationshiops with the PNG National Museum and Art Gallery and the Social Research Institute in PNG. Mike speaks Melanesian Tok Pisin and has extensive experience in village consultation and community liaison in PNG.

Mike is a registered cultural heritage advisor under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (Vic).