I was born in Benalla, attended primary school in Ballarat, and secondary school in Prahran. I studied science and arts at Melbourne University, with majors in mathematics and philosophy, and a minor in physics. Gil Harman was my dissertation adviser at Princeton; my dissertation was on semantics of propositional attitude ascriptions. In 1990, I was a tutor at the University of Sydney; in 1991-92, I was a contract lecturer at the University of Wollongong. Between 1993 and 1996, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Research School of Social Sciences at ANU. Since then, I have been a member of the Philosophy Department at Monash University. I was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities in 2009.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
My primary teaching, research, and research supervision is in philosophy of religion. I am presently Director of the Graduate Program in Philosophy at Monash. (I have previously occupied various administrative roles, including Head of School, Associate Dean Research, and Associate Dean Graduate Studies.) I am also Chair of Council of the Australasian Association of Philosophy.
I am Secretary, and Captain of the Third XI, of the Glen Waverley Cougars Cricket Club. (We play in the Eastern Cricket Association, in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.)