Welcome to my website.

This is my personal website. It attempts to offer some background on my interests particularly as a researcher and writer. As you will see from the site, I have a number of dimensions to my life and work. I have been an academic for over 30 years. In this work I have assumed varied roles including Research Centre Director, Professor of Education, Dean of Faculty, and Pro Vice-chancellor (Research & Development).

I have done research in two key fields – early language and learning, and regional development. My previous post was as Master of New College at the University of NSW Australia, where I am still a Life Professorial Fellow. I left New College at the end of 2016 and am now a Professor of Education at The University of Sydney. I also do a variety of other things.

I have over 20 years experience within Business Chambers having served as President of the Sydney Business Chamber for 9 years, current President of the NSW Business Chamber and a current director of the Australian Chamber. I am also the CEO of a company called Higher Education Solutions that I founded. This offers advice, support, and solutions across a range of issues for higher education providers. You will find links to these and other activities on this site.

You can find links to my various business activities in the 'Business Roles' section on the ABOUT ME page.

Recent News

A recent addition to this site is a link to a ‘marker’ site that I’ve written to maintain a record of the work of the Centre for Regional Research & Innovation (CRRI) that I established in 1997. The centre closed when I left the University of Western Sydney in 2002 but the site offers access to a number of major research projects that I led while directing the centre. You can find out more about the centre at its website crriaus.blogspot.com.au/