Working as a professional freelance historian for over twenty years, I have academic qualifications and professional accreditation. I recently served as the President of Professional Historians Australia, the peak professional organisation for freelance historians in Australia.
In my capacity as an accredited professional historian I have researched and written numerous published histories of organisations, schools, buildings, municipalities and people. Commissions and reports for private and corporate clients have included heritage significance assessments and citations for buildings, bridges, parks and trees, research for permanent and temporary museum exhibitions and websites, archives assessments, and biographical and genealogical research.
I am the Queensland researcher for the Australian Dictionary of Biography.
- Bachelor of Arts UQ 1985
- Post-graduate Diploma in Arts UQ 1996
- Master of Arts UQ 1999.
Professional and community involvements
- Professional Historians Australia and PHA(Qld) – various committee roles from 2002 to 2016; Qld conference organiser 2009 & 2014
- Engineering Heritage Queensland – committee member from 2009 to 2017
- Mt Crosby and Moggill Historical Societies – founding and continuing committee member
Member of Royal Historical Society of Queensland, Ipswich Historical Society, Toowoomba Historical Society, Roma & District Family History Society, National Trust of Queensland