Heritage consultant and lecturer, SIT Study Abroad

My teaching background began when I was an Education Officer in the Royal Air Force (1956-57). In 1966/67 I pioneered the teaching of natural resource conservation in Australia while lecturing at the ANU. From 1968 to 1986 I was a full time staff member of the Australian Conservation Foundation (as CEO from 1973). Since 2003 I have lectured in the Australian programme of the SIT Study Abroad (formerly the School for International Training) based in Vermont. I am a heritage consultant specialising in World Heritage assessment.


  • 2003–present
    Lecturer, School for International Training
  • 1973–1986
    Director, Australian Conservation Foundation
  • 1966–1967
    Lecturer, ANU


    University of Nottingham, BA (HONS)
  • 1963 
    ANU, PhD
  • 1955 
    University of Nottingham, MA


  • 2010
    Steady State Alternative to Endless Economic Growth, Envirobook, Sydney
  • 2009
    Saving the Antarctic wilderness, Envirobook, Sydney
  • 1999
    Battle for the Bush, Environmental history

Research Areas

  • Heritage And Cultural Conservation (210202)


Order of Australia; United Nations Association of Australia Winner of Individual Award for 2008