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My main interest and expertise is in igneous petrology and in trace element and isotope geochemistry. My science is founded both on laboratory-based analytical studies, as well as on field-orientated observations.

I have had a focus on the development of geochemical analytical capacity at the University of Adelaide.

I have twice been Head of the Department Geology and Geophysics (1995-1998 and 2003).

Currently I am Associate Head of the School of Earth and Environmental Science and head the School’s Post-graduate school (Research Education Committee).


  • –present
    Professor, University of Adelaide