Ania holds a PhD from the University of Oxford, UK in Archaeology (specialisations: Archaeological Science and Roman Archaeology) and MPhil from Jagiellonian University, Poland in Archaeology. She has also studied Anthropology and Comparative Religion Studies as well as Ancient History.
Dr Kotarba-Morley is an experienced Field and Underwater Archaeologist (Research and Consultancy), Geoarchaeologist, Site Director and Heritage and Museums Consultant with experience working in over 25 countries. She is actively involved in research projects in Egypt, Lebanon and East Africa and she is developing research and student exchange programmes with a number of Mediterranean countries.
Ania's extensive archaeological and heritage experience have been gained on sites in the Near and Middle East: Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, U.A.E., Oman, Turkey and Saud Arabia; in South Asia: India and Bangladesh; in Africa: Sudan, Kenya, mainland Tanzania, Mafia Archipelago, Zanzibar archipelago, Madagascar, Lesotho; in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea: Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Ukraine; on numerous sites in the Northern and Western Europe including Belgium, UK and Poland; and recently in Australia and pacific including in NSW and the Republic of Kiribati.
Ania is very active in the field of Cultural Heritage protection, preservation and management and acts an expert member of ICAHM (The International Scientific Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management), ICOMOS Australia (International Council on Monuments and Sites) and Australia-New Zealand Joint Working Group on Risk Preparedness for Cultural Heritage under patronage of Blue Shield. She is Australia’s representative on ICOMOS Emerging Professionals Working Group as well as key heritage advisor on a World Bank Wadi Bisri Dam project in Lebanon under the auspices of Council for Development and Reconstruction.
She is a member of archaeological expeditions and projects:
- Berenike Excavations Project, Egypt
- The Joint Expedition to Chhim and Jiyeh, Lebanon
- The Sealinks Project, East Africa
- France-Bangladesh Joint Venture Excavations at Mahasthangarh, Bangladesh