I arrived at JCU on July 16, 1973, 5 days after submitting my PhD thesis at Adelaide Uinversity. I became a Reader in 1984 and was very privileged to be offered a Personal  Chair in 1996 that one could not apply for. I set out from the start to establish a world class Structural Geology/Metamorphism research group with the help of 66 PhD students from around the world (the first graduated in 1981 and the last in 2014) plus 10 research fellows. A major aim was to work on mountain belts everywhere that that contained porphyrobblasts and ore deposits (believe it or not they can have similar origins).

I theoretically retired in 2011 at a superb (in every way possible) conference in Granada, Spain, and have been using the resulting freedom to write papers that demonstrate the promise I made in 1989 that "Porphyroblast inclusion trails are the key to orogenesis". I hope to get 2 more submitted in 2024 and have much amazing data to write about after that, which I am determined to do..

  • 2013 - Tectonophysics V. 587 honouring my contribution.
  • 2012 - Journal of Metamorphic Geology V. 30, N. 7 honouring my contribution.
  • 2011 - Retirement conference in Granada, Spain involving talks, field trips, prosciutto, wine, and glorious food.
  • 1996 to 2011 - Personal Chair for international research reputation

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