As Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research Infrastructure) I am responsible for providing strategic leadership and oversight of UNSW's research infrastructure, including the centrally managed shared research facilities. For more details see the Office of the PVCRI webpage.
I was previously Executive Director of the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre from its inception in 2006. MWAC manages major shared experimental research facilities across UNSW, providing advanced instrumentation, research support, training and collaboration for researchers.
My research background is in analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy. Areas of interest include analytical methods in nanotechnology; surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy for analytical applications and the spectroscopic characterisation of nanomaterials.
B.Sc. 1978, Ph.D. 1981, National University of Ireland (Galway). Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Bristol 1981; Assistant Professor, American University of Beirut, Lebanon 1983; Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow, Australian National University, Canberra 1986; Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry, University of New South Wales 1990; Senior Lecturer 1994; Associate Professor 2006. Executive Director, Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre 2006-2016. Appointed PVC (Research Infrastructure) in 2016.
Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), Fellow
American Chemical Society, Member
Australian Institute of Company Directors, Member