• Father

    • Scholar

    • Brown Brothers CIO (part year)

    • Brown Brothers Board Associate Director

    • International Oracle User Council (IOUC) - Vice Chairperson

    • Asia Pacific Oracle User Council (APOUC) - Vice Chairperson

    • Quest A&NZ User Group - International Representitive


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    • Constructed an intuitive family tree explorer using HTML, CSS and JavaScript that draws data directly from a Gedcom file. (see example)

Major Activities

    • Commenced a language training course in Chinese Mandarin

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12th International Conference on Thinking, Melbourne, Australia. Speakers such as Paul Davis, Edward de Bono, Susan Greenfield, Sunetra Gupta, Molly Harris Olson, Carla Rinaldi, Peter Senge, Jan Van Mol, Robyn Williams, Fiona Wood.

Influential reading

Memory and Brain - Larry R. Squire - Oxford University Press - ISBN 0-19-504208-5

Philosophy of Mind - David Chalmers - Oxford University Press - ISBN0-190514581-X

Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Godel - Rebecca Goldstein - W. W. Norton & Company - ISBN: 0393051692

The Birth Of The Mind: How A Tiny Number of Genes Creates the Complexities of Human Thought - Gary F. Marcus - Basic Books - ISBN: 0465044069

Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought - Pascal Boyer - Basic Books - ISBN 0465006965

Relevance: Communication and Cognition - Dan Sperber, Deirdre Wilson - Blackwell Publishers - ISBN 0631198784

Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (2nd Edition) - Stuart J. Russell, Peter Norvig - Prentice Hall - ISBN 0137903952

Usage-Based Models of Language - Michael Barlow, Suzanne Kemmer - Center for the Study of Language and Inf - ISBN: 1575862204

Working Brain: An Introduction to Neuropsychology - Aleksandr Romanovich Luria - Basic Books - ISBN: 046509208X

Six Thinking Hats - Edward de Bono - Back Bay Books - ISBN: 0316178314

The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli, Daniel Donno - Bantam Classics - ISBN: 0553212788