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Wayne obtained the award Doctor Of Philosophy from The University of Western Sydney for the thesis "Unregistered proprietary horse racing in Sydney 1888-1942". His primary research interests are the cultural history of horse racing, the morphology of the racecourses of Sydney, and historical racecourse design and infrastructure. His new book, Wandrin' Star: Wild Jack Peake of Peakhurst, is a humorous biography of his father.


  • 2007–present
    Research Coordinator, University of Western Sydney


  • 2004 
    University of Western Sydney, PhD/History
  • 1984 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Arts, English Language, History