About

I am a research and science communication consultant specializing in the mineral sector. My business is built on a 20-year background working across higher education, and applied research in Australia, the UK, and the USA.

My technical expertise is in the field of geology, and I live in the beautiful city of Perth, Western Australia, which was ground zero in recent years for one of the most intense and dramatic mining booms – albeit fading now – in living memory. In my professional life though, I mine not for gold or iron, but for information and understanding of the world and environment in which we live. I love my work and the opportunity it gives me to engage every day with intellectually curious and creative people from many walks of life.

Although viewed through the prism of my background as a geoscientist, this blog is an intermittent (the demands of my job permitting) venue for the consideration and discussion of any ideas that exercise my thinking.

Many friends, colleagues, and family may have catalyzed my thinking or been involved in the development and testing of my arguments over time, but the opinions presented here are my own, and should not be taken to represent the views of my employers, associates, or related corporate entities in any respect.

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