BSc from The University of Adelaide. PhD from Oxford University supported by a Rhodes Scholarship in 1987. Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. Has published over 530 peer-reviewed scientific papers, supervised over 72 PhD students and 36 postdoctoral researchers. Co-winner of two Eureka prizes. Compulsive birdwatcher. Member of 16 boards, groups and committees outside The University of Queensland (including The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists).
Inaugural Fenner medal; FAA; Foreign Associate, National Academy of Sciences (USA)