Hails from: Goomalling in the WA Wheatbelt. He was born in Canberra many years before they demolished the hospital, and averaged one address per year in the ACT, South Australia and Western Australia, with occasional forays into the Tropic Zone.
Past life: He has previous convictions for journalism; writing lyrics and poetry; radio scripting; industry and science article proofreading; and for being a writing critic, tutor and judge. There are recorded incidents of study in Earth sciences at Flinders University in South Australia, and in geology at Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia. He was also caught in possession of various licences including taxi, Access taxi, and forklift. Rumoured to be an active hominid, and sometimes mistaken for a smart person.
Favourite Science: Evolutionary geology, an holistic blend of planetary geology, geomorphology and palaeontology, with a particular interest in the Earth’s adolescent transition from its juvenile Archaean form to its young adult Proterozoic form.
Evolving to: If joining the great team at ScienceNetwork WA is not the pinnacle of ambition for a part time science writer, then he’ll have to think about it.
Loves: Reading, watching, and occasionally writing, science fiction; gardening, landscaping and living at the same address long enough to see a tree grow taller than the house; herding cats; and his soul mate. All other loves and interests, too numerous to list, are either fond memories or incidental.