He is currently the Associate Dean for the Faculty of Science at Victoria University, as well as a teacher and researcher. He started at Victoria University straight from school and has never left, completing his BSc, Honours, and PhD there, before being appointed to his first lectureship in 2003. His research interests are broad because he is interested in everything, but his ‘training’ is in social and political psychology (understanding social and political behaviour). He is also interested in what people eat, the music they listen to, and the (sometimes odd) things they believe. Since 2007, he has researched self-injury, because it seems to have become more common, particularly among young people presenting to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.