Regional geologist, specialist in the geology of Timor-Leste and eastern Indonesia
BSc. in Geology, University College London, 1982
Ph.D. in Geology, Royal Holloway College University of London, 1987
Thesis: 'The Tectonic Evolution of the Kolbano-Timor Trough Accretionary Complex, Timor, Indonesia'
1987-1989: Postdoctoral research in the London University Southeast Asia research group
1. The geology of the Tanimbar and Kei islands, eastern Banda Arc (supervisor Tony Barber)
2. The Sorong Fault Zone, NE Indonesia (supervisor Robert Hall)
Timor: Extensive and ongoing fieldwork throughout Timor-Leste and southern West Timor since 1982
Tanimbar islands: 3 field seasons 1986, 1987, 1989 and a shorter visit 2011
Kei islands: 2 field seasons 1986 and 1987
Sorong Fault Zone, NE Indonesia. 2 field seasons: Waigeo (1988) and Halmahera, Bacan, Obi, Sula islands (1989)
Marine Geophysical cruise, 'Kana Keoki', 1983. Marine geophysics and dredging, Savu Basin and Banda Sea
Field and office-based prospectivity studies directly for oil companies.
New venture pre-application block assessments.
Contributions to oil industry consultancy multiclient studies
Training courses in the geology and petroleum potential of eastern Indonesia
Leading of dedicated prospectivity fieldtrips for oil companies
Origin of basement complexes in the Banda forearc
Palaeogeography of the eastern Indonesian region
History of oil exploration in Timor-Leste