Australian mathematician born and educated in Newcastle, New South Wales, graduating with BSc(Hons) in 1969 and PhD in 1972 . On the faculty of the University of New England from 1972 to 1989. In
1990 took up an appointment at the University of Newcastle. Head of Math-
ematics 1997 - 2000.
Best known for work in nonlinear analysis, especially metric fixed
point theory and its connections with Banach and metric space geometry, and for the promotion and enhancement of mathematics at the secondary and tertiary level.