Researcher biography

Geoff teaches British history and urban history in the UQ History program, as well as the second-year course on historiography (The History Makers) and the Capstone course History in Action.

Geoff’s first sole-authored book, Archangels & Archaeology: JSM Ward’s Kingdom of the Wise (Sussex Academic Press) appeared in 2012, followed by Culture, Philanthropy and the Poor in Late-Victorian London (Routledge) in 2017. His current projects include the ARC Linkage project (2019-22) to develop a Queensland Atlas of Religion in partnership with the State Library of Queensland, and a monograph on the intimate politics of the Edwardian ‘New Liberals.’

Since 2005 Geoff has served on the Board of the State Library of Queensland (to 2008) and the Queensland Museum (2008-2013, 2017-present), as a member of the Board of the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, and as a judge in the Queensland Literary Awards. An active public historian and former heritage consultant, he was a Chevening Scholar to the UK in 1995-96 and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London (2014).


Featured projects Duration
Urban Connections in late-Colonial Brisbane
Summer Research Scholarship