I started my tertiary studies in Chemistry, and my working life in analysis and assay for the mining exploration industry – a little later I started dabbling in the dark arts of Theatre and Drama and moved into management, performance and production roles in theatre. I was co-founder of Class Act Theatre for schools, and progressed into K-12 education as a Drama teacher. I became recognised as a curriculum leader in WA and a global innovator and researcher in the area of Drama and Technology; for a decade I convened a global special interest group for the International Drama Education Association. I was an invited speaker at the inaugural global summit for the World Alliance for Arts Education. My interest in arts, education and technology brought me to working in universities as a lecturer, unit co-ordinator, curriculum developer, and researcher. I currently work with Curtin Teaching and Learning developing strategic innovative approaches for learning engagement. My work is at the bleeding edge of educational innovation and provides a platform for ongoing global collaborations.
Sustainability and futures thinking are now key drivers in my daily work and as father of 2 preschool aged daughters these areas are a very high priority.
Happy to accept speaking engagements on any of my areas of activity and interest.