Current projects

Cybernetic futures

The School of Cybernetics currently hosts six Cybernetic Imaginations Residents. I’m a part of the team collaborating with them to bring to the world their creative outputs and related educational experiences.

Chronic inflammation

This contradictory immune response is thought to underpin a vast number of health conditions, from obesity to COVID-19. Yet how it is understood remains contested.

I’m shaping a new research project applying ethnographic research and complex systems study (cybernetics) to break new ground in thinking about chronic inflammation, its role in the body, its causes and its treatment.

Endometriosis for leaders

Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory condition that invites attention from all sorts of disciplines. Jessica Coldrey and I are working on an Endo for Leaders Masterclass and workshop to expand the national conversation and generate new directions in addressing endo in Australia.

The work is funded by the General Sir John Monash Foundation’s Leadership Academy.

Social immunology

What perspectives can the social sciences add to immunology? And how might immunology inform our thinking in, say, the technology space?

I’m working with the incredible Eric Shattuck to start to develop some early work developing these questions and more.

Cybernetics snacks

This speaker series aims to spark new conversations towards a new cybernetics. Featuring leading voices from the cybernetics conversation, and four questions for each speaker.

I developed the series in collaboration with Hannah Simpson, Danny Bettay and Tom Chan, and we are now iterating it to invite even more speakers into the conversation.

Biology and complexity

Some of the earliest cybernetics conversations in Australia were in the biological and neuro sciences. I take the first three cybernetics lectures in Australia, and draw out their history, present and future.

Just for fun


Coordinating a collaborative volume celebrating the retirement of Stanley Ulijaszek, Professor of Human Ecology at the University of Oxford. It includes short, creative contributions from many of his former and current students and collaborators.

Website making

I’ve decided its time to learn how to create a website. That’ll probably go some way to explaining any errors or weird things you encounter on this site…