He is Chair of the Joint Board of Geospatial Information Societies and Immediate Past-President of the International Cartographic Association.
AM Professor of Cartography in the School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences at RMIT University
He joined the University after spending a number of years in both the government and private sectors of the mapping industry. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a Fellow of the British Cartographic Society, an Honorary Fellow of the Mapping Sciences Institute Australia and an Honorary Fellow of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute.
He holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Melbourne and a Doctor of Education from RMIT University. He has six other university qualifications – in the fields of cartography, applied science, education, media studies, information and communication technology and graphic design.
He is the author of over 300 academic papers. His major research interest is the application of integrated media to cartography and the exploration of different metaphorical approaches to the depiction of geographical information.