February 2018 - Present

Coordinator, Cooloola CoastCare

* Initiate and manage citizen science initiatives

* Community and school outreach and engagement

September 2012 - November 2017

University of Southern Queensland

2015 - 2017: Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Education with Remote Access Technology, Institute of Resilient Regions and School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood.

2012 - 2015: Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Gamification and Remote Access Laboratories, Digital Futures Collaborative Research Network. Remote Access Laboratories Project

May 2011 - August 2012

University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia

Project Manager- SPICE Virtual Worlds Project , School of Science and Technology

A collaboration with Charles Sturt and James Cook Universities funded by DEHub.

*Manage the SPICE Project: Social_work and Pharmacy Interaction Contextualization Experience

* Make videos in OpenSim (machinima) as resources for pharmacy and social work students

* Create scenarios in OpenSim and Second Life for roleplay by pharmacy and social work students

* Oversee research using an Action Research methodology

September - December 2011

Edlab Group, National Girls Collaborative Project, Lynnwood, WA. USA

Hypatia Virtual World Project Manager

2008 - May 2011

University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

Project Officer - Collaboration and Virtual Worlds, Australian Digital Futures Institute

* Strategy for implementation of virtual worlds for teaching, learning, marketing and student services

* Australian Learning and Teaching Council Research Grant Web3D

* September 2009 -International Society for Technology in Education "Making IT happen Pink Jacket " Award.

* October 2009 - Best of the West Award, Technology Category- Best of the West Award, Technology Category

2007 - 2008

eLearning Consultant (Self employed)

Clients include:

* Xerox Research Lab, Webster , NY, USA.

* MLC School Skoolaborate Project , Sydney;

* USQ Law School

2005 - 2012

PhD candidate, USQ Scholarship and Smart State PhD grant recipient

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

* USQ Education Faculty Scholarship recipient

* Queensland government Smart State PhD Grant recipient

* Expected completion December 2007

* Area of research – The use of 3D online learning environments for professional learning using an Action Learning pedagogy

2007 - 2008

University of Southern Queensland, Australian Digital Futures Institute

June 2008 - December 2008 Project Officer - Collaboration and Virtual Worlds (.8)

Preparation of a Strategy for the use of Virtual Worlds.

2007 - June 2008 Digital Strategy Project Officer (Part time .2), Marketing and Public Relations.

Managing the Second Life assets for the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) and conducting professional development about teaching in Second Life for USQ academic, marketing and administration staff. Management of specialist online events. Assistance in modifying courses to incorporate virtual worlds for distance education students.

2005 - 2006

Award Winner

* State award - Outstanding Leader of the Year

2005 Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education (QSITE)

* National award - Outstanding Leader of the Year

2006 Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE)

* International award - Outstanding Leader of the Year

2006 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

Author - Success for Boys Program, Department of Education, Science and Training, Australia.

* Author of the ICT Module for teacher professional development in the $19m initiative to improve outcomes for boys

Learning Place Mentor (Part time .2)

Moreton Region, Education Queensland

* Teacher professional development about integration of online learning using chat, forums, MOO, curriculum projects, data-conferencing, WWW, curriculum resource databases and learning objects.


Education Officer – Special Duties,

Ipswich, West Moreton and Corinda Districts, Education Queensland.

* Management of Action Learning Programs

* Facilitator of the Action Learning Leadership Programs

* Facilitation of networks and clusters

* Learning Place community site management

* Areas of responsibility – ICT, Literacy, Numeracy, Maths, English and Technology Key Learning Areas

Joint Council of Teacher Professional Associations (JCQTA) and Catholic Education (Brisbane, Cairns and Rockhampton Diocese

Program writer and facilitator, Action Learning Leadership Program.

* Content development and delivery for this statewide program funded by the Australian Government Quality Teacher Program


Education Advisor – ICTs for Learning.

Ipswich and West Moreton Districts, Education Queensland.

* Design and management of Action Learning Programs

* Facilitation of networks and clusters

* Learning Place community site management

July– December 2003

Lecturer, (part time), University of Queensland, Master of Education Program.

* Subject - Education in the Information Age

July – December 2002

Education Advisor – Outcomes Based Education and Productive Pedagogies.

West Moreton District, Education Queensland.

January – July 2002

Curriculum Coordinator and Teacher Librarian.

Karalee State School

Co-author of the ICT Continua for teachers.

Education Queensland ICT for Learning Program

September 2000 – December 2001

Stream Leader - Professional Development and Online Curriculum.

Learning and Technology in Schools Project (LATIS), Northern Territory Department of Employment, Education and Training (NTDE).

This included acting in the position of Manager – Learners for the Future.

Responsible for the design and implementation of all the professional development and online curriculum programs within this $35million learning and technology project. This project is creating a connected learning environment for NT students and teachers. This role involved:

* developing the plan and budget for submission to cabinet

* leadership and management of the program during implementation in the absence of the departmental manager

* creation of positions and recruitment of 14 staff within a new branch and development of those staff

* contracting of outsourced accredited tertiary short courses

* establishment of online services and e-learning tools to support professional development programs and student learning

* development of strategies for leadership programs for school principals, curriculum and classroom leaders

* reporting and advice to directors, general managers and the CEO of NTDE as well as to clients

* collaboration and cooperation with the hardware and cabling rollout contractor

* promotion of the program.

January1999 - September 2000

Education Adviser – Learning Technology, Ipswich and West Moreton Districts, Education Queensland.

Responsible for the support of the teachers in the local districts as they incorporate information and communications technologies into the teaching and learning programs in their schools.

Seconded to work in teams to write systemic documents relating to the use of Information and Communications Technologies and teaching and learning as required. Examples in 2000: Intranets for schools, Webquests for the Centenary of Federation, Standards for Teachers - Learning Technology.

July 1996 - December 1998

Consultant to the British Council (The cultural arm of the British Foreign Office) to develop a set of innovative, bilateral, telecommunications projects for schools in Australia and the UK that became the worldwide Montage Project.

Responsible for:

· overall project design and management

· sponsorship acquisition

· promotion of a suite of online curriculum projects between the UK and Australia (Over 105 000 participants in the first year.)

· professional development of teachers in all Australia states and in all UK countries through workshops, seminars and online courses

July 1995 – December 1998

Founding oz-TeacherNet Project Officer for the Research in Information Technology Group (RITE), School of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, Queensland University of Technology.

Full time until 1997, then half-time during British Council consultancy.

Responsible for the original design, implementation and research of the first online community for Australian teachers incorporating teacher professional development activities and online curriculum projects including a projects registr

Guest lecturer about e-learning and the use of online curriculum projects and the Internet in education. Online (for external studies students) and face-to-face.

Board member and project manager, The Aussie SchoolHouse

1992 – 1995

Education Adviser – ICT for Learning, Education Queensland, Gold Coast Region.

1988 – 1992

Education Sales Manager, Logical Solutions, Apple Reseller.

1985 – 1988

Not working - Sailing a yacht around the Pacific (New Zealand, Tonga, Fiji,Vanuatu and New Caledonia).

1978 - 1985

Teacher, Teacher Librarian and Education Officer (Special Duties) – Technology.

Department of Education, Queensland, Australia.