1. Author of 32 books, over 120 research papers and 1000 newspaper articles
2. Television presenter for seven years on rugby league
3. Recipient of the Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
4. Prime Minister's Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year 2013
5. Winner of five other national and one international teaching awards
6. Honorary doctorate, PhD, from Papua New Guinea for 'services to mankind'
6. Other degrees include BA(Hons) and a PhD from Macquarie University,. PhD from UTS. Also a MSc and PhD from the University of Minnesota, USA
7. Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (UK) and Fellow of the Australian Mathematics Society.
Member of the Order of Australia (AM)