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Recent work history

2014 - ARC Future Fellow in the School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne.

2009 - 2014 ARC QEII Fellow in the School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne.

2013 – Visiting the Linguistics Institute at the University of Cologne as a Humboldt Fellow (April-September).

2008 - 2010 Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.

Founding Project Manager and now Director of PARADISEC (Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures) an ARC LIEF project run by a consortium of Sydney University, ANU and Melbourne University which has established an archive of digitised material representing over 500 languages, mainly from the Pacific, PNG and Indonesia, but also from all parts of the world.

Editor of the journal Language Documentation & Conservation

From 2004-2007 - ARC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Linguistics & Applied Linguistics at the the University of Melbourne.

I managed the ARC project Ethnographic Eresearch, a collaborative research project working on online annotation of complex linguistic data that resulted in the online system EOPAS.

I have been a consultant on linguistic issues, including Native Title (see for example the judgment in the Ngarluma-Yindjibarndi case, or the judgment in the Single Noongar claim, or Bennell v State of Western Australia [2006] FCA 1243 (19 September 2006), see the report I wrote for that claim) and computer-based linguistic tools (see the CALW).

From 1995 to 1997 I lived in Vanuatu and worked at the Vanuatu Cultural Centre and also helped manage the Pactok e-mail system.

1991-1994 Visiting Research Fellow, Aboriginal Studies Electronic Data Archive, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) an Australian government statutory authority where I also ran the AIATSIS Aboriginal Dictionaries Project (1993-1994).

1987 - 1990 Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre linguist/co-ordinator in Port Hedland, Western Australia.

1985 - 1986 Linguistic project officer with the Institute of Applied Aboriginal Studies (IAAS), Mt.Lawley Campus of WACAE (now Edith Cowan University).

In the early 1980s I worked at the School of Australian Lingustics in Batchelor, NT.

Professional Affiliations

Co-founder of the Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity

Former Secretary of the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities

Secretary of the Australian Linguistic Society

Member of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Member of the Foundation for Endangered Languages

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