BSc from The University of Adelaide. PhD from Oxford University supported by a Rhodes Scholarship in 1987. Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA). Foreign Associate of The US National Academy of Sciences (FNAS). Has published over 650 peer-reviewed scientific papers, supervised over 75 PhD students and 42 postdoctoral researchers. Co-winner of two Eureka prizes. Compulsive birdwatcher. Currently The Chief Scientist of Queensland 60%, The University of Queensland 20%. Formerly Chief Scientis of The Nature Conservancy globally.
Inaugural Fenner medal; FAA; Foreign Associate, National Academy of Sciences (USA)