Honorary Fellow, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne

I began working for the CSIRO Staff Association as an industrial officer in 1991, and was elected Secretary of the Association in 1999, holding that position for 4 years. I then undertook a PhD in international relations, examining global governance through a study of the World Food Programme. A book based on my thesis was published in 2011. I have taught at Monash, Melbourne and Deakin universities, and worked as a research fellow with Professor Jenny Lewis at the University of Melbourne on the Academic Networks project. This project used a large scale set of interviews to examine how academics in different disciplines and different countries network in conducting research, and the implications of this for research policy.
I have also had extensive community involvements, serving on the Board of the Fitzroy Learning Network for 18 years, and as a Board member at UnitingCare Moreland Hall since 2008.


  • 2008–present
    Board member, UnitingCare Moreland Hall
  • 2008–2011
    Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
  • 2004–2006
    Board Chair, Fitzroy Learning Network
  • 2000–2004
    Secretary, CSIRO Staff Association; CPSU Science Division


  • 2009 
    Melb, PhD
  • 2000 
    Melb, MA
  • 2000 
    Leadership Victoria, Williamson Community Leadership Program
  • 1988 
    ANU, BA(Hons)


  • 2011
    The World Food Programme in Global Politics, First Forum Press

Research Areas

  • International Relations (160607)
  • Political Science (1606)
  • Public Policy (160510)