I am currently a Senior Research Scientist in the Bio-Information Group of the Science Division, and am on the Nuytsia committee.
My studies have included the genetics of the family Myrtaceae, a taxonomic revision of Western Australian Thymelaeaceae and an Australian flora treatment for the Thymelaeaceae, numerous flora treatments for the regional floras of the Perth and Kimberley regions, and taxonomic studies of other plant groups of taxa of conservation priority.
Much of my time has been spent in refereeing flora treatments and scientific papers, especially during my time as a regional flora writer and later as editor of Nuytsia.
B.Sc. Hons completed in 1974.
Ph.D. Thesis (Botany) entitled "Chromosome numbers, reproductive biology and evolution in the Myrtaceae" passed in 1980.
1974-1978 Research student at University of Western Australia, funded by a Commonwealth Postgraduate Research Award.
1979-1980 Temporary research assistant employed by the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.
1981-1992 Botanist/Research Scientist at the Western Australian Herbarium.
1992-2017 Senior Research Scientist at the Western Australian Herbarium.