Craig is an Australian Professorial Fellow and Professor in Zoology at The University of Queensland (UQ). He has been a member of academic staff at The University of Queensland since 1995, turning down a QEII Fellowship to take up the lectureship. Despite Craig's changing address at UQ (i.e. Dept of Zoology, Dept of Zoology & Entomology, School of Life Sciences, School of Integrative Biology and now School of Biological Sciences) he has been resident in the same academic unit & building since arriving at UQ.
Prior to arriving at UQ, he was a Leverhulme Fellow and post-doc with Prof. Ian Johnston at the Gatty Marine Laboratory, The University of St Andrews, Scotland (1992-95). Before that he held postdoctoral research positions at Massey University and at UQ, as well as undertaking short research stints in Honolulu, Vancouver, Ushuaia, Nairobi and Goteborg. He originally emanated from New Zealand and was awarded his Ph.D. from The University of Canterbury, Christchurch, supervised by Prof. Bill Davison.
These days he heads the Eco-Lab at UQ working with a talented group of young scientists who are conducting a diverse array of ecophysiological and conservation based studies. He is Director of Research (in a voluntary capacity) for the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve, working with staff from Australia Zoo, Queensland Government and the National Reserve System to ensure effective conservation outcomes for this Reserve. He is Chair of the Animal Section for The Society for Experimental Biology, U.K.
Craig has been awarded a number of prestigious prizes during his career, including being appointed as an Australian Professorial Fellow by the Australian Research Council; receiving an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Göteborg, Sweden; and receiving the President’s Medal from the Society for Experimental Biology, UK. He is also acknowledged as an outstanding teaching, being a recipient of The University of Queensland Award for Excellence in Teaching and twice a finalist in the Australian Awards for University Teaching for 1st year biology team teaching.
He has published over a 180 scientific articles, including papers in the prestigious journals Science and Nature. He was a recipient for the Whitley Book Award for a proceedings on “Crocodilian Biology and Evolution and has recently written a field guide to Antarctica; the “Antarctica Cruising Guide” published by AWA Press.
- Enjoying life spending time with my partner, family & staffy-lab dog
- Entertaining and indulging in great food and wine
- Movies and Art
- Wildlife Photography (see my book Antarctica Cruising Guide - AWA Press)
- Bush walking and camping
Antarctica Cruising Guide
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