Senior Lecturer in Infomation Technology
School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Educated Salisbury Primary school, Salisbury High School, Adelaide Teachers College and The University of Adelaide, PhD in Physics
Taught at Gilles Plains High School, promoted to Senior Master in Mathematics
1974-1980 lectured at
Salisbury CAE (Physics)
Mt Gravatt CAE (Physics)
Murray Park CAE (Science Education, Physics and Chemistry)
Editor of the South Australian Science Teachers Association Journal
1981 - 1995 lectured at University of South Australia (Magill Campus) in Programming, Information Technology and New Communications Technology
Involved in the setting up of the graduate Diploma in Educational Computing and The BA in Communication Studies teaching in both awards.
Campus Computing Coordinator
Coauthored two computing books used in Australian Schools
1996 - present
Lecturer Flinders University
Co authored two more books used in Australian Schools
Reflecting my childhood I have a small commercial organic flower business and am involved in growing stone fruit and citrus organically at Berri.
I have always enjoyed teaching, both at high school and University level.
Over my career my teaching has evolved from:
Physics and Mathematics and Science Education and supervising student teachers on placement in schools (1970s)
to Programming, Simulations and New Communications Technologies (1980s)
then Digital Media (1990s)
and now Information Technology, Information Technology Applications, Computer Security and Business Information Systems (mid 90s to present)
The evolution has been due to recognising the need for new areas of teaching as technology has advanced and being prepared to develop new topics (subjects) even though it is very time consuming as text books have generally not been available when I started teaching the areas. My previous teaching has always been taken over by other staff.
I have always enjoyed using new technology in my teaching.
Currently I am also enjoying teaching my research students how to do research.
Reseacrh Program Leader - Enterprise ICT
Research interests relate to the application of information technology in business and education. In particular, I am interested in developing models for strategic planning in the application of ICT in developing countries.
Current research is in
: e-learning e-government
: Enterprise ICT
Member Australian Computer Society
Settoer/Vettor SACE exams
Member of the programming committee and peer reviewer for 5 International conferences