I have a PhD in Fine Art Photography and have extensive experience as a university academic, most recently as Senior Lecturer in Photography and Digital Imaging at Charles Sturt University, where I wrote and headed the Photography program. I have presented and published academic papers both nationally and internationally, and I continue to provide postgraduate supervision and curriculum advice in the tertiary education sector.
I have been a practising photographic artist since completing my undergraduate studies at Sydney College of the Arts (Sydney University) in 1980, with numerous solo and group shows, both as an exhibitor and a curator. I have been a finalist in numerous national awards, including the MAMA National Photography Prize, the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Awards, and my work is held in numerous public and private collections.
My creative research also includes song writing and music production, specifically for the analogue vinyl format. Regardless of the medium, my creative expression has always favoured content and aesthetics over superficiality and embellishment. It is the context of the work that matters to me – it must permit critical contemplation, allowing an active interaction, stimulating our minds to reflect and ponder on what we have seen.