John was previously a secondary teacher, he then returned to university to complete a Bachelor of Science (Hons) majoring in marine ecology and chemistry. He is a trained Coxswain, SCUBA instructor and CFS fire-fighter. During his tenure at Flinders John has worked in Health and Safety at faculty, college and central levels. He has completed Certificate IV in WHS and is a member of the Safety Institute of Australia.
He is closely affiliated with the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
B.Sc (Hons) Adelaide, B.Ed, Dip T, Cert IV (WHS), Cert IV (Training & Assessment), Cert II (Public Safety - Fire-fighting Operations), Coxswain NC1: also Chief Warden, Humanities building.
He is Senior WHS Adviser focussed on the college of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
Phone ext 13186. = 2 days; Monday and Tuesdays [HUMs 269]
He is the deputy University Maritime Safety Officier (back-up Diving & Boating Officer) and maintains a keen interest in scientific diving and boating.
His main responsibilities are: oversight of the WHS committee in CHASS, general health and safety auditing of workshops, rooms and issues in the college. He provides advice about field trips in the college.
He is a Coxswain (NC1) for boating operations especially the RHIB "RV Tom Thumb".
The new maritime archaeolgy technical offcier is Mr Hiro Yoshida; x19749 or please refer to Ms Chantal Wight...x15533
He is active in TechNet SA (professional development for university technical and professional staff) as the State Committee Chair and one of the Flinder's representatives. John is a life-member of the SA CFS and is an active Firefighter. He maitains a keen interest in diving and shipwrecks as part of 'GIRT Citizen Science' group.
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