I've a strong work ethic with a 'can do' attitude (and I expect those I work and collaborate with to have the same), but will always offer constructive feedback (and appreciate the same) and will recognise and reward success (I can't understand why people find it so hard to say 'thank you' or 'well done' when it is totally merited). One of the real joys of being an academic is supervising and working with talented early career researchers (PhD students, post-docs, young lecturers) - learning and generating great research ideas is certainly a two-way process.

I have a really wonderful family (married with three 3 children). My other passions in life are my faith, sport (running, rugby, football, tennis, cricket, working out in the gym - in fact I'll have a go at pretty much any sport!) and travel. I like to keep a humorous perspective on life and find enjoyment in making others smile. Laughter is the language of the soul :)

I'm frustrated In life that I never made it to 6ft tall (half an inch short!) and rapidly balding (thanks Dad!!).

My short work bio is shown below, including appointments, qualifications, honours and editorships, and professional activities.

In celebration of 10 years from my first lectureship (in 2001), I put together a reflective sketch available here.

See also my publications and grant awards.