China - Changsha

Schistosomiasis workshop in Changsha. Lovely place.

Indonesia - Jakarta

Database workshop and regional visit

Springbrook National Park

Bushwalks, rain - board games!

New Zealand - Lake Tekapo

New Zealand - Queenstown

New Zealand - Fox Glacier

New Zealand - Castle Hill

New Zealand - Springfield

Not much here, but a good AirBnB and a really decent steak meal at the pub.

Great Ocean Road


Restaurants, trams and very very bad weather.

Indonesia - Yogyakarta

Indonesia - Jakarta

Running a workshop in Jakarta

England - London

London again - time to explore museums, parks, restaurants. Book of the Mormon!

Czech Republic - Prague

One of the best rooms with a view onto th main square of Prague's old town. And it snowed a lot for us later in our stay.

Hungary - Budapest

Lovely parks and buildings. Criminal taxis will rip you off at every chance they get.

Austria - Vienna

Vienna - best apple strudel. Beautiful town, people, food, palaces.

France - Paris

Unlike Berlin, Paris is in perpetual military occupation because they're scared, making Paris a huge disappointment compared to our last visit. Still has wonderful restaurants and museums, just a toxic street sense.

Germany - Berlin

Berlin was a last minute adjustment to our plans. Beautiful city. Unfortunately an idiot decided to drive a truck through a Christmas Market that we were about to go to … shut the town down for a day. Then everything went back to normal because Germans are hard core!

Catalonia - Barcelona

Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família designed by Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926).


Lisbon is an amazing city - very underrated, worth a week stay.

Ireland - Dublin

Dublin - apparently lots of alcohol. Churches, history, stories, green!

Denmark - Copenhagen

Copenhagen old town! Castles, museums, canals, pastries!

Sweden - Stockholm

Beautiful Gamla stan, Christmas Markets in the old town of Stockholm.


London! A quick AirB&B in quaint house in Gatwick. The lovely people picked us up and dropped us off at the airport.

Thailand - Bangkok

An unexpected stop. Thai Air put us up in a luxury hotel for the night while they arranged a better plane to London.

China - Yueyang

Hosting a REDCap training workshop in Yueyang.

Indonesia - Bali

Vacation time in Bali!

Indonesia - Jakarta

2015-02-22 to 2015-02-27, and again in 2015-05
Indonesia database workshop

USA - Las Vegas

Las Vegas! Shows, buffets, zombies, guns! Side trip to the Grand Canyon.
Then off to LA for a day, visiting with the stars, meeting Barbara Eden, Linda Blair, RJ Mitte, etc.
Then back home to Brisbane.

USA - Tampa

Visit Donna’s parents and see the sights around Tampa. Big cat rescue, beaches.

USA - Miami

Short stop to visit Donna’s parents in Tampa then drive to Santa Barbara & Miami! So very hot. Street art!

USA - New Orleans

New Orleans! Bourbon street, swamps, ghosts!


LA again
Fourth of July fireworks! Crazy time

USA - Alaska

USA Alaska
Dogsled, Glacier, Helicopters, Girdwood - Alyeska
After a short half day in LA

Sydney road trip

2014-01-06 to 2014-01-09
New car driving to Sydney via Girraween, Tamworth, Bathurst

PNG - Goroka

2013-08-04 to 09
Statistics workshop in Goroka


2013-07-14 to 2013-07-19 database workshop in Vila, Vanuatu

Carnarvon Gorge

2013-06-28 to 2013-07-02
Camping holiday in Carnarvon Gorge, Qld, Australia


2013-05-10 to 2013-05-12
Hobart, Port Arthur


2013-03-29 to 2013-04-09 Philippines, Conception/Baguio/100 Islands
Also a day in Singapore

USA - Chicago

2013-03-19 to 2013-03-24 Conference in Chicago, USA.


2012-08-29 to 2012-09-04
Visit to Vila, Vanuatu for an intensive database workshop.


A quick trip to Vanuatu to work on the malaria project.

USA - Atlanta

Conference in the good old town of Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

USA - East Coast

New York, Tampa, Orlando, Daytona, Myrtle Beach - a month on the East coast of the USA!


Workshop with all of the provincial training managers.


Malaria elimination database development in one of the nicest places in the Pacific

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands
Ah Honiara. So hot. Wonderful carvings.

PNG - Goroka

One of the best places in Papua New Guinea!

Vanuatu - Tana

2 weeks in Vanuatu working on database and data collection procedures. Most of the time spent in Lenakel on Tana Island! Grass huts, wild pigs, volcanoes, oh my!


Another short trip to the wonderful Islands of Vanuatu.

Houseboat Stradbroke

Houseboat view
A group of eight of us hire out a luxurious houseboat that had a sauna and a spa, spending the week cruising around the Stradbroke Islands, relaxing, eating, fishing, swimming, hiking across the islands


Another day trip to Melbourne to give a workshop presentation and work on data analysis.


A quick trip to the wonderful Islands of Vanuatu.

South Africa

Meeting the wildlife in Kruger National Park and enjoying the highlife of five star luxury luxury in Capetown as well as a road trip covering everything in between. The most amazing journey my wife and I have ever taken.

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands
Another trip to Honiarra. Warm and wonderful.


A short trip to Sydney with Donna! Wonderful dinner on the Sydney wharf with views of the Opera house and the harbour bridge while we ate, a trip to the theatre to watch the excellent stage adaptation of “To Kill A Mockingbird”, a ferry ride around the harbour and a day at Taronga Zoo.


A short trip to Melbourne to present at the Public Health Association of Australia conference on Justice Health. While in Melbourne Donna and I visited some fine restaurants, toured the city and visited the Melbourne Zoo.

Houseboat tour of Stradbroke Islands

A four day tour around Stradbroke Island. Beaches, sun, sand, swimming, spa, karaoke, barbecues, fishing, hiking, relaxing.

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands
Malaria in the South Pacific might just be on the way out if the PacMI project has its way. Honiara hosted an intensive workshop that introduced all the key people to each other and set us in a common direction.

USA - Colorado

A short visit to Fort Collins that turned into a little longer visit to Denver thanks to norovirus.


My first time to the distant city of Perth, Western Australia. Wonderful town to visit; two weeks of training at the University of Western Australia. Also visited Rottnest Island, the Perth Zoo and wandered around Perth city.

Engagement Party

A party to celebrate the engagement of Donna-Marie and Simon! Wonderful food, plenty of drink, artistic slide shows, the best of music, and singing into the wee hours of the morning! Huge thanks to the Prestons for hosting this wonderful event, particularly Carol for her fabulous cooking!

Philippines - Manila

Another visit to the exceedingly hot and humid city of Manila. Most of the time spent in RITM around Alabang.

China - Wuhu, Shanghai

Wuhu is a wonderful town in Anhui province. Shanghai is absolutely amazing. A tribute to the growing power of China.

Europe - Italy

Venice and Rome! Both wonderful places to visit, certainly a must on any tour of Europe.

Europe - Switzerland

Just visited Zurich this time. I am sure there is something nice about Zurich. It has the largest clock face in Europe.

Europe - Germany

Leipzig, Dresden, Rothemberg, Munich, Fussen. Wonderful places, wonderful food, wonderful people!

Europe - Holland

HollandAmsterdam is very interesting, a place of contrasts. Flowers, canals, restaurants of all nations.

Europe - Belgium

Belgium; Brussels, where everyone said that one day would be enough, but this place was much more happening and lively than Paris was over the Christmas period. Great shopping, great restaurants, waffles, chocolates!

Europe - France

France! Well only Paris, but what a wonderful place!

Europe - England

St Albans
Trip to Europe! Starting at St Albans, then after continental Europe we come back to Glasgow, Edinburgh, York, Preston, Fflint, Bath, Cardiff.

Joshua’s 10th Birthday

Joshua 10
Josh celebrated his birthday at his second favourite pub: Fitzy’s (I don’t think they could afford an apostrophe but who cares, the meals were great). Josh was lucky enough to pick up cube world, a copy of The Sims (plus 7 expansion packs) and an electric go-cart. Pretty damned cool.

Donna’s Graduation 2006

Donna Grad
Donna graduates after a 18 month slog at the Bachelor of Education. As well as carrying off a number of commendations from the dean.

Alf's 60th Birthday

Alf 60A fine Sunday to turn 60. Alf celebrated with a large number of friends and family about.