Education & Experience

Colin has a B.Sc. from Melbourne University (1961), major: Physics, minor: Mathematics & Theory of Statistics; and a Ph.D. from Monash University (1967), thesis area: Quantum Mechanics & Solid-state Physics.

He was a Post-doctoral Fellow in biophysics with the National Research Council of Canada (1967-1969). He was a Research Officer with Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (1970-1975) working primarily on neurophysiology and radiation biology.

He is co-author of a text on radiation physics, chemistry and biology in mammalian cells. With Gordon Gislason he developed a program for sensitively measuring radiation-induced strand breaks in mammalian DNA(1971).

He was a consultant to aboriginal tribes on implications of hydro-electric development (1975 - 1977).

In 1978 was a consultant to the Alberta Cancer Hospitals Board & Alberta Government Committee on Advanced Medical Technology.

With Dr. Adalei Starreveld, he developed & wrote an actuarial analysis of cancer survival while working at Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton (1978).

In 1978 he went to law school.

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Visiting & Invited Lectures:

Colin has given lectures on a range of subjects from physics to physiology:

  • Physics Department, Adelaide University, Australia
  • Biochemistry Department, University of Alberta, Edmonton
  • Physics Department, Calgary University, Calgary
  • Animal Health Division, Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial  Research Organization, Melbourne, Australia
  • Physics Department, McGill University, Montreal
  • Canadian Biochemical & Biophysical Society inaugural lecture,  Carleton University, Ottawa
  • Neurobiology Division, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda,   Maryland
  • L.H. Gray Laboratories, London, U.K.
  • Institute for Atomic Energy in Agriculture (ITAL), Wageningen,  Netherlands
  • Euratom, Commission of the European Communities, Verbania Pallanza,  Italy