Chris Sharpley: the professor who went back to university at 60

Chris Sharpley (centre) with members of the University of New England’s Brain-Behaviour Research Group.Simon Scott / UNE When clinical psychologist and former dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University Chris Sharpley walked into a first-year chemistry class at the University of New England in 2007, he wasn’t there to teach – he was there to learn. At 60 years old, Sharpley had four decades on most other students in the lecture theatre. But it marked just another twist in the neuroscientist’s tale. Victorian born and bred, Sharpley was told in high school by a guidance counsellor that he’d make a good teacher. “You never know what you want to be at that age,” he laughs, but he took his counsellor’s advice and completed his teacher’s…


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