Bio

I currently coordinate the Queensland Sports Technology Cluster, a local network that extends nationally and internationally as well through people and projects I have worked on and with over the years and am active professionally and personally in the sports community as well.

Current Roles
I am currently the Sport and Biomedical programme leader at the Centre for Wireless Monitoring and Applications, Griffith University, and lead the Technology in Sport programme at the Queensland Academy of Sport's, Centre of Excellence for Applied Sport Science Research. 

Professional Intrests
I am interested in the application of appropriate technologies to enhance sporting and health activities. He has collaborated with many of Australia's elite sports organisations and some several medical groups as well. I currently lead a technical team that has developed technologies used daily by the professional football codes and am a principal author of several international patents and publications in this area. 

Industry Roles
I am an executive member and sub commitee chair of the International Sports Engineering Association(ISEA) and Senior Member of the IEEE and on the editorial board of the Journal of Sports Technology and a professional member of Sports Medicine Australia. He is a regular speaker at Sports and Technology conferences including several invited and keynote talks. His work has been featured extensively in the popular press including print, radio and television.

Early training
antartic researchMy undergraduate education was principally in Physics, including a stint in the Antarctic as a glaciologist, before completing a research masters in sensor technology and then a PhD in Radio Physics. Post doctoral experiences psychophysiology, brain wave analysis and lecturing in the sports sciences and engineering honed an interest in the interface between technology with people. Following a stint in the finance sector in the UK (I got a bit bored) returned to Australia to pursue a range of projects with Australia's elite sports bodies. 

Sports
I have been studying Aikido since the early 90's (and gradually devoted less time to wilderness activities as a result) after dabbling in a number of other martial arts. In the early noughts I began running,y own dojo which grew to over a hundred students at several locations across Brisbane. Since then I run a smaller boutique dojo near my house (the non-partisan Brisbane Aikido Republic) and have served on several national roles within aikido developing national policies, hosting and arranging international seminar events. Today I am a level 2 NCAS. One of my interests is in exploring the principles of traditional arts through the prisms of physics and biomechanics.