My academic career has been a relatively non-linear journey:

  • I have a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Computer) with Honours from Monash University
  • I worked as an Engineer for a major manufacturing company for 6 years in the late 90s
  • Decided to travel around the UK and Europe for much of 2000
  • Commenced a PhD part-time in the 2000’s, while teaching full-time at Monash. I was awarded my PhD in 2010.
  • In the past decade have taught over 20 different subjects, more recently in the area of programming and computer game development
  • Have held many different academic service roles, most recently as Deputy Dean (Education) in the Faculty of Information Technology


Personal Interests

Outside of my life as an academic, lots of things help make up the person that is me and help keep me sane:

Music – Records and gigs are the main things that keep me going. I have decades of live shows in my ears (as well as a persistent ringing) and a couple of thousand records that I listen to on a daily basis. My life would be much poorer if not for:

  • King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard (the absolute best… Melbourne Psych/Rock)
  • Boris (Japanese Rock/Psych/Punk legends)
  • Thee Oh Sees / Oh Sees / Osees / OCS (US Garage/Psych/Rock)
  • The White Stripes / Jack White
  • The 90’s Aussie Alternative scene (especially Magic Dirt)
  • The late 80’s – early 90’s US Alternative Scene (Sonic Youth, Pixies, Dinosaur)
  • The 90’s British Shoegaze Scene (My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Spiritualized)

Art – There is not a blank wall in our house. Screenprints and original art is everywhere to be found. Much of it courtesy of my dear friends at Outre Gallery here in Melbourne. In our house you will come across:

  • Shag
  • Kaws
  • Takashi Murakami
  • James Jean
  • Andy Kehoe
  • Mark Ryden
  • Rone
  • Jeremy Geddes
  • Ashley Wood
  • CJ Hendry
  • Daniel Danger
  • Scott C

Sport – The thrill of live sport and being passionate for my teams is my other release. My energy goes to:

  • Melbourne Victory (A-League Men and Women)
  • Collingwood Football Club (AFL Men and Women)
  • The Matildas (Australian National Women’s Football Team) and the Socceroos (Australian National Men’s Football Team)
  • I’m also a bit of a runner, and have done a bunch of half marathons as well as a full marathon