Most recently Shane was the Deputy Director – Strategy and Partnerships in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne.
Prior to this he was Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer of the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH) which he established. From 2008 – 2011 he was Principal Strategy Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Glyn Davis. He retains an honorary senior research position at the University.
He is the Founder and Director of the Innovation Group Pty Ltd, supplying scientific equipment in Australia and New Zealand since 1999. For the past 30 years, he has been a broadcaster on 3RRR’s science radio program and in 2020 he was awarded and Order of Australia for communication.
Shane is also the Founder of the Telescopes in Schools Program, a Victorian based initiative designed to bring the wonders of Astronomy and education to low SES schools. Shane has a PhD in Physics, has published more than 70 refereed journal papers, and is a prolific author and consultant.