I am a social scientist with a PhD from the University of Birmingham, UK. I have taught at the Unviersity of Michigan and University of Edinburgh prior to coming to Australia where I have taught in many institutions, including the University of Adelaide where I was also an Execuitive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and social Sciences.I have also taught in the private higher education sector. My research interests have primarily been in the study of social influence, atitudes and beliefs, group membership and behaviour, the influence of the media on social judgment and belief systems and especially the impact of technological change on social behaviour and social structure. This is mostly concerned now with the effects of developments in artificial intelligence on the practice of psychology. I have had funding over the years from the Australian Research Council and have been associated with projects funded by the NH&MRC.
I am a Fellow of the following learned societies: the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, the Australian Psychological Society, the British Psychological Society, the Association of Psychological Science, and the Society of Experimental Social Psychology.