BIO:  Dr Michael Wingate graduated from the Australian National University, held several research positions at the University of Western Australia, and currently is the manager of Geochronology and Geochemistry at the Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA).

His most important role at GSWA is determining the ages of rocks and helping to understand the geological evolution of Western Australia. Established more than 130 years ago, GSWA is an integral part of the Mines Department (in its various names under different governments), providing geoscience information to the public, government, and the exploration