I was Chief Executive of eWater, a not for profit river basin management and modelling organisation, an Adjunct Professor with the University of Canberra, and a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University of New South Wales. From 2001 to 2012 I was Professor of Water Science at the University of Canberra and during that time also Chief Executive of the CRC for Freshwater Ecology (2002-2005) and of the eWater CRC (2005-2012).
Previously I was a Senior Principal Research Scientist with CSIRO Australia, a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston USA.
I have authored of over 100 scientific and technical publications on topics including the chemistry and ecology of toxic cyanobacteria, the interactions of heavy metals with marine phytoplankton, and of the science and management of environmental flows in rivers.
I was Chairman of the International Riverfoundation from 2011-2013, a charitable organisation dedicated to the restoration and protection of the world’s rivers, and was founding Director of the Peter Cullen Trust. I am particularly interested in the ‘art’ of convening and managing large collaborative research initiatives, and in the ways and means by which science and scientists can best interact with public water policy and management.
My scientific publication history can be found at: http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=47edgMAAAAAJ&hl=en