I work for The Journal of Pacific History and lecture in Pacific and Asian History in the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program within the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University.
The history of health and current developments in health - globally and in the region - animate much of my research. But my interests, I must admit, are broad: the history of the family, religious change, historiography, and cultures of reading, writing and pedagogy are some.
With colleagues I currently teach two courses ‘Australia in Oceania’ and ‘War in the Islands’, and learn a great deal from students at all levels - and also from a graduate certficate in higher education that I have just about completed.
The Journal of Pacific History, which I have had the honour to serve for the past decade, is the only journal in existence dedicated to the study of Pacific Islands pasts. Our authors come from a range of disciplines and backgrounds, and everything they write educates me!