• Long- term management of erosion on islands in Torres Strait
  • Traditional knowledge systems and climate change in Torres Strait
  • Coastal Management (particularly sand extraction, beach monitoring methodology, geomorphic assessments for infrastructure provision, climate change and natural hazard impacts, vessel wake impacts)
  • Coastal processes (particularly hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics)
  • Vessel -wake wave science
  • 2018 to present - Professor, Department of Cybernetics, Tallinn Univeristy of Technology (Tallinn, Estonia)
  • 2014 to present - Associate Professor, CMES, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2016 to 2018 - Co-ordinator Beaches, Gold Coast City (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • 2014 - Visiting Scientist, Italian Institute of Marine Science (CNR-ISMAR) (Venice Italy)
  • 2014 - Visiting Senior Researcher, Institute of Cybernetics (Tallinn, Estonia)
  • 2003 to 2014 - Associate Professor, Deputy Head of School, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2008 to 2009 - Visiting Senior Researcher, Institute of Cybernetics, Estonia (Marie Curie Actions, European Union) (Tallinn, Estonia)
  • 1986 to 2003 - Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • 2000 - Visiting Fellow, St Hugh's College, Oxford University (UK)
  • 1985 to 1986 - Lecturer, Northern Rivers College of Advanced Education (Lismore, Australia)
  • PhD (James Cook) (1987)
  • MA (Hons) Auck. (1982)

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