I have a doctorate in music, and have worked as a music academic, an education academic, in the bowels of university management, and as an educational and change management consultant. I am a conductor (I conducted the ANU Choir, SCUNA, for twelve years) and composer, but my current creative preoccupation is astrophotography. I have strong opinions on politics, music, food, rugby ... well, everything, really. Especially rugby. I am a supporter of the University of Canberra ACT Brumbies, which is only partly to do with the fact that I am currently Project Manager of UC's SAFFIRE Project: a $12m initiative to ramp up flexibility, choice, innovation and engagement across the University's educational programs. Views expressed are almost certainly not those of my employer.