After leaving school I studied for a Bachelor of Science at Sydney University, graduating in 1983 with honours in Human Physiology. I met my wife Cathy while studying. I was a member of the Sydney University Regiment while I was at Uni.
After graduating I worked at the Prince of Wales Hospital from 1984 to 1986 as a Research Assistant in the Psychiatric Unit, and then from 1986 to 1988 as a Research Assistant in the School of Physiology at the University of NSW.
It was in 1988 that I decided that I wanted to change my field. What I really wanted to do was study fish! So in 1989 I went to Launceston in Tasmania and completed a Graduate Diploma in Fisheries Technology at the Australian Maritime College.
After graduating from the AMC, I worked for the CSIRO's (then) Division of Fisheries in Perth during 1990 to 1993 as a fisheries scientist. In 1993 we left Perth for Canberra, and I started work for the Bureau of Rural Sciences (then the Bureau of Resource Sciences) as a fisheries scientist. I am currently working for the Australian Fisheries Management Authority.
We have two children, Claire born in Perth in 1991, and Siobhan born here in Canberra in 1994.
I enjoy fishing a great deal, especially for trout. I have also started doing some course fishing for carp because they are very common in Canberra. I have kept an interest in wargaming and military history. I have recently developed an interest in the cultures of pre-Columbian America (Inca, Aztecs, etc).
Last revised: 29/06/01
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