Tim launched Social Context, a qualitative research consultancy based in Melbourne, Australia, in January 2019. Tim is an anthropologist with a research background in the ethnography of collective identities and the socially integrative dimensions of conflict and dispute. He has considerable experience in research for native title and Traditional Owner settlements in south-eastern Australia (since 2006), as well as ethnographic research experience in Bulgaria on the negotiation of cultural identities under rapid social change. Tim was Senior Anthropologist (2006–2014) and Research Manager (2014-2018) at First Nations Legal & Research Services, and prior to that had several short-term teaching engagements at US universities and colleges. Tim is a Fellow of the Australian Anthropological Society and a Professional Member of the American Anthropological Association. Tim holds a PhD in socio-cultural anthropology from New York University and a BA (Honours) from Monash University (Slavic languages, anthropology and linguistics), and is an accredited mediator.