- Professor at Faculty of Architecture, Design and planning, of The University of Sydney.
BSc(Syd), 1967 majors: Pure Mathematics and Physics.
BE(Hons II/1) (Syd), 1969 majors: Electronics and Communications. Thesis: The Application of Voice Frequency Techniques to Railway Signalling and Control.
MSc(Arch) (Syd), 1974 Thesis: The Development of a High Level Interactive Interface for use with Low Speed Terminals (Using APL).
PhD(Syd), 1984 Thesis: The Design of the Visual Environment for the Aged Partially Sighted.
Prizes and awards
Building Science Prize, 1970 for History of Building Science.
AP Turnbull Award, 1978 Illuminating Engineering Society for an outstanding contribution to lighting education.
Life Fellowship, 1988 Illuminating Engineering Society for an outstanding contribution to the art and science of lighting in Australia.
1964-1968 Trainee Engineer, NSW Department of Public Works.
Jan-May 1969 Design Engineer (Gr I), Government Architect's Branch, NSWPWD.
May 1969-Nov 1970 Construction Engineer (Gr II), Government Architect's Branch, NSWPWD.
Nov 1970-March 1971 Design Engineer (Gr II) Government Architect's Branch NSWPWD.
March 1971-Dec 1976 Lecturer, Department of Architectural Science, University of Sydney.
1977-1984 Senior Lecturer, Department of Architectural Science, University of Sydney.
Since 1979 Director of Lighting Studies, Department of Architectural and Design Science.
Since Jan 1985 Associate Professor, Department of Architectural and Design Science.
1986-1997 Dean, Faculty of Architecture, University of Sydney.
Visiting appointments overseas
Aug 1975-March 1976 Visiting Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, City University, London.
May 1981-Aug 1981 Visiting Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, City University, London.
May 1984-Aug 1984 Visiting Research Scientist, Electricity Council Research Centre, Capenhurst, Chester.
Major University appointments
Dean, Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning
Member, Advisory Committee on Continuing Education
Member, Security Policy Committee
Member, Academic Board
Member, Sydney College of the Arts Board
Member, Graduate School of Business Board
Senate appointee, University of Sydney Union Board of Directors (since 1987)
University's appointee, CASMAC – Executive and Management Reporting Module
Member, CASMAC Steering Committee
Site Planning and Facilities Management committees for the Strategy Plan and the Precinct Plans
Member, Planning Research Centre
Member, Ian Buchan Fell housing Research Centre
Member, Key Centre of Design Quality Members' Board
Major honorary appointments
President, National Council, Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand (IESANZ).
President, NSW Council, IESANZ.
Editor, Lighting (bimonthly journal of the IESANZ)
Member, (then) Lighting Standards Board, Standards Australia.
Member, Electrical Standards Advisory Committee, Standards Australia.
Member, Committees LG/1, LG/10 and LG/13, Standards Australia.
Vice-President (Publications), Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage (CIE)
Vice-President (Technical), Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage (CIE)
Member, (for Australia) General Assembly, CIE
Chair, Publications Board, CIE
Chair, Divisional Directors, CIE
Member, Board of Administration, CIE
Member, Lux Pacifica Organisation
Chair, Organising Committee of 22nd Session of the CIE
Australian Member, Division VII, CIE
Chair, Australian National Committee on Illumination (now CIE Australia)
Correspondent, Lighting Research and Technology (UK)
Regular contributor, Electrical Design (UK)
Editorial Board, Light and Engineering (Svetotekhnika-in-English) (Russia)
Editorial Board, Applied Human Science – Journal of Physiological Anthropology (Japan)
Editor, CIE Technical Report (TC 1-16), Lighting Needs of the Partially Sighted
Chair, CIE Technical Committee 5-12, Obtrusive Light.
Editor, CIE Special Interest Group Lighting Education Newsletter
Author of 180 books, book chapters scientific papers and articles on lighting-related subjects.