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Conjoint Professor, University of Newcastle

PHD University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1977 in Physical Geography. Over 40 years experience teaching and researching atmospheric science, including climatology, climate change, air pollution, and air pollution management. Over 100 peer reviewed publications (see Linked-In data base) and author or co-author of six books. Current major research foci particle air pollution, including chemistry and relationship to weather; climate and weather data analysis of the Eversleigh data set (1877-1922) from the New England Plateau. Latest book: Smoky City: A History or Air Pollution in Newcastle, published July 1915 by Hunter Press (co-author Nancy Cushing). Past-President, Clean aIr Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ).


  • 2005–present
    Conjoint Professor, University of Newcastle
  • 1995–2005
    Associate Professor, University of Newcastle


  • 1977 
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, PHD Physical Geography
  • 1968 
    University of Hawaii, MA Geography
  • 1966 
    Beloit College, Beloit Wisconsin, BA Geography

Professional Memberships

  • Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
  • Sigma Xi


Clean Air Medal, CASANZ