About me

Most of my life, I have lived in Victoria (Kinglake area), Australia, completing my undergraduate degree at La Trobe University (in 1999). My honours thesis was on combinatorial group theory and was supervised by Grant Cairns. I then relocated to Perth, Western Australia for my PhD (nl: doctoraat) under the auspices of Cheryl Praeger and Tim Penttila. My PhD thesis was titled Innately Transitive Groups which was a study of finite permutation groups which contain a transitive minimal normal subgroup (a kind of generalisation of the O’Nan-Scott theory for primitive and quasiprimitive groups). I then shared an Australian Research Council grant with Tim Penttila which employed me as a research fellow for nearly 3 years in Perth where I began research on problems in finite geometry. The main focus of our research was on m-systems, eggs, elation generalised quadrangles, and extremal configurations of polar spaces (tight sets and m-ovoids). In September 2006, I began research here in Ghent, Belgium, joining the world renown Incidence Geometry group. I was recently employed on a Marie Curie Incoming International Fellowship, for which Prof Dr Frank De Clerck is the chief investigator, and was also supported by a GOA grant. My personal interests include playing guitar (from classical to blues) and dancing (Salsa and Argentine Tango).

I am now at The University of Western Australia.