Bachelor of Science, University California, Davis, 1973. Master of Science, Auburn University, 1974.
Pond manager Aquaculture International, Adelaide, Australia, 1974-1975. Consultant Tasmanian Department of the Environmental, Hobart, Australia, 1975-1979. Technical officer University New England, Armidale, Australia, 1980-1981, University Tasmania, Launceston, Australia, 1983-1984.
Technical officer, attendant Tasmanian Museum & Herbarium, Hobart, 1986-1992. Curator invertebrate zoology Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, since 1992.
Sergeant United States Air Force, 1966-1970, Vietnam. Member Royal Society Tasmania (honorary secretary 1995-1996).
Married Angela Margaret Devine, November 6, 1976. Children: Kirk McCollough, Erin Devine, Sian McClary, Lucy Willicombe.