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About ME

I love science, surfing, surf life saving, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and especially my young family. I have two children aged 7 and 9 who keep me young and active. Because of them I have become involved in several programs in both primary and high schools. Oh, I'm also a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Macquarie University.

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I wasn't always a Professor!

I was born and grew up in a town in South West Victoria not far from the Great Ocean Road. To be honest I was not academic and I hated school. I spent more time skipping school than I did sitting in class rooms. It was the 70s/80s and life was pretty chaotic.

After leaving school I worked in a range of jobs from labourer, to car park attendant and night shift at a service station. Then I decided at 25 years of age to go back and get my HSC. I did well and got a place at University.

It was at University that I fell in love with learning and the importance of curiosity. I have never looked back!

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What I want!

To inspire everyone to be curious about the world around them. To enjoy science as much as I do. Or at least understand that science is important. This website is in response to the numerous questions I receive from parents and teachers who are interested in the latest research on learning, teaching and the brain. I hope to regularly update you with current issues from a scientific perspective.

 

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