Martin Davies (MC: 1972-1976)
My Mordialloc College years were interrupted when my parents decided to traipse around Europe in a campervan for one unforgettable year in 1973. Academically, this proved to be most disruptive. I dropped down a grade after year 7 and left school after year 10 with underwhelming results. I completed a trade in engineering, but hated it, so in 1980 in went to Frankston High as a mature-age student to do Matric (bypassing year 11). In 1983, I began my tertiary studies. I have stayed in the higher education sector ever since completing double doctorates in Philosophy/Cognitive Science, publishing widely, teaching at Flinders, Adelaide, Monash, Melbourne, and Edinburgh universities, and spending a year on sabbatical at various universities in the USA, Canada and Europe. My longest period of continuous employment at the one institution was as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne (2003-2014). I am presently a Principal Fellow/Associate Professor at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. I also work on a fractional basis at Federation University in Gippsland where I teach logic and reasoning, and academic literacy, amongst other things. I am married with one son.