General research interests: human and non-human animal relationships as they make, shape, condition, use, change, and express spaces.
Specific areas of interest: human-cetacean relations; human-companion animal relations; the spaces of opposition regarding human-nonhuman animal relations; the ecology of wisdom; multi-species education; interspecies ethics; the work of Vicki Hearne and that of Dr. John C. Lilly; assumptions within Animal Studies regarding dietary choice.
Former Lecturer and Research Assistant, University of the Sunshine Coast
Beekeeper and Apiarist advocate
Executive Director, Cetacean Studies Institute 1996-present
I have presented a variety of papers at conferences, as well as numerous public presentations; been a commentator and interviewee on television programs internationally; produced and presented hundreds of lectures on human-dolphin relations; ran a dolphin “EDventure” program to provide in-depth education for visitors who were engaged in “self-directed therapy” and personal encounters with dolphins; I was the associate producer, co-writer, and presenter of a TV documentary, ‘The Dolphin Story’, Dir. Richard Mordaunt, Coolamon Films, and much more in my 35+ years of focus on the human-dolphin relationship.