Bachelor with honors, Latrobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, 1985. Master of Arts, Monash University, Melbourne, 1996. Doctor of Philosophy, University Melbourne, Victoria, 2004.
Head commission service Walter and Eliza Hall Institute Medical Research, Melbourne, 1994—2004. Postdoctoral research fellow University Queensland, St Lucia, 2005—2008. American Red Cross postdoctoral research fellow University Sydney, since 2009.
Science outreach TalkOrigins Foundation, Texas, 2001—2009.
Children: Alice Laura, John Nathaniel.