Adjunct Professor, Fisheries Aquaculture and Coasts Centre IMAS, University of Tasmania

Following appointments at the Port Elizabeth Museum (Marine Biologist), Rhodes University (Associate Professor) and Australian Maritime College (Head of the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Environment), I joined the University of Tasmania as inaugural Director of the Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute.

Employment History
1980-1987: Marine Biologist,Port Elizabeth Museum
1987-1989: Lecturer, Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science (DIFS), Rhodes University.
1990 1993: Senior Lecturer, DIFS (1993 acting Head of Department).
1994-1995: Associate Professor, DIFS.
1996: Senior Lecturer and Post Graduate Course Co-ordinator, Faculty of Fisheries & Environment at the Australian Maritime College FM&E - AMC.
1996-1998: Director, FM&E - AMC.
1998-2010: Director and Professor, Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute (TAFI), University of Tasmania.
2010-2013: Director Fisheries, Aquaculture and Coasts Centre, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (FAC-IMAS), University of Tasmania
2014-present: Adjunct Professor, FAC - IMAS and Principal Consultant Colin Buxton & Associates

Tertiary qualifications
1977 - BSc (Hons), Univ. Cape Town
1980 - MSc (cum laude), Univ. Cape Town
1987 - PhD, Rhodes University


  • –present
    Director, Fisheries Aquaculture and Coaste Centre IMAS, University of Tasmania