I am a Professor in the School of Chemistry at Monash University. I serve on two International Symposia Committees for Homogeneous Catalysis (ISHC) and Olefin Metathesis (ISOM). I am the past President of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Peptide Users Group, and between 2012-5, I served as the Associate Dean (Research) within the Faculty of Science.
Our research uses catalysis to generate target molecules and to solve problems of biological significance. Some of the group are interested in organometallic synthesis and the exploration of catalytic cycles. Through developing new catalysts and understanding molecular processes we can advance capability and tackle the synthesis of complex molecular architecture. Our interest in organic chemistry extends from small molecules to large peptides and polymers of medicinal and industrial value. We are interested in generating sustainable and efficient alternatives to current processes and strive to find answers to the unknown.