PhD in physics from the University of Sydney in 1997. Five years in research at the Universities of Sydney, Cambridge and Surrey. Joined Nature Publishing Group in 2002. At various times an editor for Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Physics, and Nature Communications. Moved to Shanghai in2012 to help launch NPG's first editorial office in mainland China. Now Head of Open Research and Executive Editor for Greater China to lead efforts to promote the benefits of open access, open data and open research in China, and to forge closer links between NPG and the Chinese research community.