A proud Humanities graduate, I am passionate about higher education in a global context. I enjoy the huge challenge of educational leadership and the scope of experience it offers. My contribution to the higher education sector has been across both Australia and New Zealand, and I have played a role as an educator and as a researcher. In 2020 I was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales. I am a research assessor for the Australian Research Council, and am a former Humanities panel member for the Royal Society of New Zealand's Marsden Fund. I am a historian of health and medicine, especially mental health, and my recent book Why Talk About Madness? appeared in 2020 with the Palgrave series Mental Health in Historical Perspective.
President, Australasian Council for Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH), 2020-2022
President, Australia and New Zealand Society for the History of Medicine, 2019-2021