National Institute for Excellence in the Creative Industries at Bangor University/University of Wales, Bangor (UK) . He has also been an Honorary Visiting Professor at a number of universities in the USA and Australia, and is currently Honorary Research Professor at the University of Bedfordshire (UK). He is a Panel Member of Great Britain's Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). He holds dual British and Australian citizenship. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) and the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM). He is a former member of the European Commission Culture and Education Directorate Panel of Experts, and currently serves as the Dean of The Honors College at Oakland University in Michigan (USA).