I was born in Tumby Bay, South Australia, on September 15, 1958. While still only a few months old, my family moved to Adelaide, South Australia, where I have lived ever since. As a teenager, I started working in the Public Service during which time I trained in photography, and later worked as a photographer for seven years. I then went freelance, but retired from the world of photography in 2004. My photographs have been published in newspaper, magazines, pamphlets, brochures, and books.
During the 1990s, I completed a BA (Hons.) and a PhD in psychology (2002). I received the Laurence T. Schneider Prize in Art History (1995), the D. Scott Rogo Award for Literature (2002), the Gertrude R. Schmeidler Award for work in parapsychology (2003), and the Frances P Bolton Fellowship (2007). I have published dozens of articles in prestigious journals such as Psychological Bulletin, the Journal of Parapsychology, Journal of Scientific Exploration, Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, Journal of Gambling Studies, and the Jungian journal Quadrant.
I also edited and contributed to three books: Parapsychology in the 21st Century (2005), and The Survival of Human Consciousness (2006), both published by McFarland & Company, Inc., and Synchronicity: Multiple Perspectives on Meaningful Coincidence (Pari Publishing, 2008). I recently published a nonfiction book called The Enigma of Numbers (2008) with Pari Publishing.
I am current editor of the Australian Journal of Parapsychology, and a member of the Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research, Inc. In 2006, I launched two online courses in parapsychology for the AIPR's website: www.aiprinc.org/index.asp.
Besides my parapsychological career interests, my other academic interests include the psychology of motivation, emotion, perception, and personality.
My other interests include reading, film studies, bushwalking and travel. As a keen traveller, I have seen much of Australia, and have spent time in the United Kingdom, the United States, Japan, Bali, Hong Kong, Singapore, Portugal, and Ukraine. I recently finished writing a semi-autobiographical novel about my five-week sojourn in Ukraine.