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Professor of Statistics at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University

Brief resume

1. Author of 28 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

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.


  • –present
    Professor of Statistics, Macquarie University


  • 2011 
    PhD (Hon), Divine Word University, PNG
  • 2006 
    FRSA, Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts
  • 2005 
    PhD, Macquarie University
  • 2001 
    FAustMS, Fellow of the Australian Mathematics Society
  • 1973 
    PhD, University of Minnesota
  • 1972 
    MSc, University of Minnesota, USA
  • 1970 
    BA(Hons), Macquarie University


  • 2014
    The Kid from Norfolk Island, Wodslane
  • 2011
    Love by Numbers, Woodslane


Order of Australia