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Room: 133, West Wing, SES, Thurgoona Campus
Phone: 02 6051 9461

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1994: Bachelor in Computing and Mathematical Science (BCMS) with first class honours from the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand

1995 -1998 : Bank of New Zealand in Wellington - IT graduate and GIS analyst

1998: MSc (Geography) at Victoria University, Wellington. (Closing Branches: Modelling the Implications of Removing Outlets from a Bank Branch Network)

1998-2000: NIWA, Christchurch, New Zealand - GIS Scientist

2001 - 2004: International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) - Visiting Researcher, Spatial Science. My project involved developing software to help suggest crops to farmers in uncertain environments

2004: PhD, Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia (Spatial Decision Support for Selecting Tropical Crops and Forages in Uncertain Environments)

photo - San Francisco from Twin Peaks

2004 - 2005: University of California, Berkeley. postdoctoral research, expandeding on my doctoral research and continuing with CIAT to develop and research spatial applications for developing agriculture.

2005 - present: Charles Sturt University, Albury - Lecturer, Spatial Sciences


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