Bachelor, University Queensland, 1975. Diploma education, Rusden College, 1976. Graduate diploma special education, Melbourne University, 1984.
Master of Education, La Trobe University, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy, La Trobe University, 1994.
Teacher Education Department, Melbourne, Australia, 1978—1984. Lecturer Bullarat College Adult Education, Bullarat, Australia, 1984—1988, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, 1988—1995. Dean, professor Goldsmith's College University London, 1995—1997, University We.
Australia, Perth, since 1998. Deputy director general Education Queensland, Brisbane, since 2001. Executive member Australian Association for Research in Education, 1997—2001.
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Married Jeanette Lidwina deRuyter, November 29, 1975. Children: Carly Michelle, Rowan Thomas.