BiographyI was born and raised in New Zealand, mostly living in Dunedin. After finishing my Bachelor's and Master's degrees I spent a year training as a secondary school teacher. After that year I taught briefly in the Christchurch area, before moving to Canada with my wife in 1970 to commence doctoral study. On completing my PhD I took up an appointment at Macquarie University in Sydney, finishing as Dean of Environmental and Life Sciences. During my academic career I spent time in visiting positions in the US at Cornell University (1979) and the University of North Carolina - Charlotte (1990). Outside academic work I spent quite a lot of time over the years coaching and managing junior cricket and soccer teams. This involvement with sport also saw my wife and I manage junior Australian Futsal teams on tours of Argentina and Uruguay, Brazil, and British Columbia, Canada.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Sport (rugby, cricket)
Travel (domestic and overseas)