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Brief History

I was born in London but did most of my growing up on the North Coast of Cornwall. I moved back to London to study Genetics & Botany at University College London and graduated with a First Class Honours Degree. I then worked for two years in student poltics, first at UCL as a Sabbatical Officer and  President of UCL Student's Union concerned with student welfare, and then as an Executive Officer of the UK National Union of Students. In 1986 I completed a Graduate Certificate in in Science Education at Kings College London and then returned to UCL in 1987 to start a PhD with George Stewart on "Nitrogen metabolism in carrot cell cultures" which I completed in 1990.


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Professional Experience


2010 - present

Professor, Biological Sciences, The University of Wollongong


Deputy Director, Institute for Conservation Biology and Environmental Management, The University of Wollongong
Visiting Professor, University of Vienna
2005 - 2008
Director, Institute for Conservation Biology and Law, The University of Wollongong
2004-  2010
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, The University of Wollongong
2000 - 2005
Head of Postgraduate Studies, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Wollongong
1999 - 2004
Senior Lecturer, Biological Sciences, The University of Wollongong
1996 -1999
Lecturer, Biological Sciences, The University of Wollongong
Research Fellow, Research School of Biological Sciences ANU
1992 - 1994
Postdoctoral Fellow, Research School of Biological Sciences, ANU
1990 - 1991
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Duke University, North Carolina


 Professional Activities


National & International Committees and Editorships

United Nations Environment Programme Environmental Effects Assessment Panel (2010 -)
Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (2009 - 2012)
Editor, Global Change Biology (2005 - present)
Editorial Advisory Committee, Functional Plant Biology (2002 - 2007)
Custodian Antarctic State of the Environment Indicator (2002 - present)


 University Governance

2005 - 2008 University Research Committee
2004 - present University Promotion and Probation Committee
1998 - 2002, 2005 - 2008 Science Faculty Research Committee
2002 - present Science Faculty Workloads Committee
2001 - 2005 University Library Consultative Committee
1996 - 2000 Science Faculty Library Committee (Chair 2001 – 2005)
1997 - 2000 Academic Senate
1998 - 1999 Co-chair University of Wollongong Tertiary Literacies Working Party
1998 - 1999 Science Faculty Representative at Health & Behavioural Science Faculty meetings
1998 Science Faculty Internationalisation Committee
1997 Introduction to Tertiary Teaching Curriculum Advisory Committee





2009 Chlorotube 2nd prize (You tube The Science of Cool) US$250
2003 American Society of Plant Biologists
2001 (US$1000 to present Photosynthesis in silico CD)
2002 Australian Society of Plant Scientists’ Teaching Award ($1000)
2001 Australian College of Education (Illawarra Branch)
2001 Outstanding contribution to Higher Education Award
1991 Irene Manton Prize, Linnean Society of London. Best UK PhD in Botany (£500)


Contacts at School of Biological Sciences, UOW

Email:      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone:    +61 2 4221 5753
Office:      B15.G14

Fax: +61 2 4221 4135

Biological Sciences - Building 35.G19
University of Wollongong
Northfields Avenue






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