·Bachelor of Science majoring in Zoology and Physiology (University of Otago).
·Postgraduate Diploma of Science in Marine Biology (University of Otago).
·Graduate Diploma of Education (University of Melbourne).
·Bachelor of Theology (United Faculty of Theology).
·Master of Arts (Pastoral Counselling) from Loyola University, Chicago. My internship during the MAPC was in child and family therapy.
·Doctor of Education in Counselling and Human Services from La Trobe University. My dissertation was on the personal spirituality of men at mid-life.
·I am the Rector of Jesuit Theological College.
·I am the Delegate for Jesuit Formation in the Australian Province of the Society of Jesus.
·Convenor of the Refugee Tertiary Education Committee which works to provide online tertiary education for refugees on the Thai-Burma border.
·I am the Dean of the Institute for Christian Spirituality and Pastoral Formation of the Melbourne College of Divinity where I teach graduate and postgraduate courses in spiritual direction. Our web site is:
Ignatian spirituality,spirituality and spiritual direction
The spirituality of men at mid-life,The relationship between adolescent boys and their fathers, with a particular focus on the importance of that relationship in helping sons grow into spiritually and psychologically mature men.
Between Fathers and Sons, (Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1997) which focuses on the relationship between adolescent boys and their fathers, and the importance of that relationship in helping sons grow into spiritually and psychologically mature men.