I have always been fascinated by the role and impact science has in society. This extends beyond the obvious utility of science - technology, to the communication and influence it has on how we view ourselves and our universe, both in the past and our ever changing present. The other side of that is my current research interest - what makes science different to other forms of knowledge? Seems reasonable for someone who studied physics - after growing up with a telescope, geology pick and a chemistry set and wanting to become an astronaut.
Meanwhile I manage engagements between the University (of Melbourne) and Industry and Government bodies. For more than 20 years I worked as a research scientist in both academia (RMIT University & Salford University) and industry (Amcor Research & Technology Centre).
As well as holding an ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellow, I held fellowships and grants from the UK Ministry of Defense (Royal Signals & Radar Establishment, Malvern), the UK Science and Engineering Research Council and the Australian Research Council. I have also worked in corporate, strategy, marketing and consulting roles.
A lapsed triathlete I have been known to race and enjoy the occasional ultra trail-run.
Councillor, The Royal Society of Victoria
Executive Director Innovation, Clarity Now
Science Communicator, Lucid Thoughts
Graduate Student, History & Philosophy of Science, University of Melbourne
Manager, External RIC Enquiries, University of Melbourne
Research Partnerships Officer, University of Melbourne
Senior Research Services Officer, University of Melbourne
Acting Faculty Research Manager, University of Melbourne
Senior Manager, National Leads, National Australia Bank
Principal Research Scientist, Amcor Research & Tecnology Centre
ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellow, RMIT University
SERC Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Salford (UK)
MOD Research Assistant, University of Salford (UK)
Technical Assistant, RMIT
Melbourne Business School, Post Grad Dip
University of Salford (UK), PhD
RMIT, Master of Applied Science
RMIT, Bachelor of Applied Physics
The Royal Society of Victoria
Physical Sciences (02)
History And Philosophy Of Science (Incl. Non Historical Philosophy Of Science) (220206)