After being awarded a PhD in history at the University of New South Wales in 1998, I had a variety of research and academic positions, before being appointed a lecturer in the Modern History department at Macquarie University in 2005. I have taught a variety of courses in Australian history, specialising in Indigenous History which I now teach in a global comparative frame. I have published widely in a range of national and international journals and books and edited a book in 2011 titled Rethinking the Racial Moment. Essays on the Colonial Encounter (CSP Publishing). My monograph: Just Relations. The Story of Mary Bennett's Crusade for Aboriginal Rights will be published with UWA Publishing in 2015.