Once the a leading authority on the pig industry.. (The Australian Financial Review, July 11, 1983, page 1).
Then an 'Australian Bee Expert...' (Bay of Plenty Times Tauranga, December 4, 1989)
Then a University tutor
Then a University lecturer
Then a University Associate Professor
Then a University Research Centre Director
Then thrown out the door like last week's garbage by a psychopathic university managerialist euphemistically described as a Vice Chancellor
Then, perversely, a University Professor
Then a farmer
Always a cyclist: from day 1825 to today - always a cyclist.
Also a photographer, and a fly fisherman who rarely catches fish but is always lured by fly fishing gear
An artist who dabbles in oils and watercoulour
A dedicated trail runner
Father of two and n+1 grandchildren
From my LinkedIn profile (no longer in use):
As a post academic, I seem to retain some kind of car-crash fascination with reading the profiles of academics and related 'experts' proclaiming proficiency in areas to which they have no reasonable claim. The most tragic delusions always seem to centre around profound miscomprehension over phenomena like being a practitioner (or even some kind of 'expert') of 'multi or inter-disciplinary praxis', particularly with regard to their efforts in 'purposeful facilitation' of community engagement and learning etc etc. All I can say of myself is that I have become a total subjectivist in all things, except maybe in relation to the perfections of bicycles and cycling. And the abject absurdity of contemporary wool prices and of the wool market in general. This profile is intended only as a kind of place marker for those who are wondering 'whatever happened to Dr Gill....?' My main preoccuption is writing and a perpetual search for an editor with the capacity to keep me from being sued...
From my facebook profile (no longer in use):
...Executive Assistant to Jock the Sheepdog, Acaire Thalgarrah