Craig is a Professor in Zoology, Deputy Head of the School of Biological Sciences, and the Executive Director of Research Ethics at The University of Queensland. In addition to leading the Franklin Eco-lab at UQ, Craig is Director of Research for the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve, Chair of the Animal Section for The Society for Experimental Biology, U.K. and a handling editor for The Journal of Experimental Biology. 

Academic history

Originally from New Zealand, Craig was awarded his Ph.D. from The University of Canterbury, Christchurch, supervised by Prof’s Bill Davison and Malcolm Forster. Craig then held postdoctoral research positions at Massey University and at UQ, as well as undertaking short research stints in Honolulu, Vancouver, Ushuaia, Nairobi and Goteborg. He was then named a Leverhulme Fellow and held a post-doc position with Prof Ian Johnston at the Gatty Marine Laboratory, The University of St Andrews, Scotland (1992-95), before starting his teaching and research position at UQ in 1995.

Awards and prizes

Craig has been awarded a number of prizes and awards, including being awarded an Australian Research Council QEII research fellowship, an Australian Professorial Research Fellowship (2006 - 2010); receiving an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Göteborg, Sweden; and receiving the President’s Medal from the Society for Experimental Biology, UK. He is also acknowledged as an outstanding teacher, and was awarded The University of Queensland Award for Excellence in Teaching and was twice a finalist in the Australian Awards for University Teaching for 1st year biology team teaching.

Personal interests

  • Spending time with my partner, family & dog, Missy - a mastiff-boxer-staffy-cattle dog cross
  • Cooking, excellent food & wine and great company
  • The visual arts
  • Antarctic wildlife and conservation

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