Jonathan has spoken out against routine infant circumcision and genital mutilation for several years, including at the 13th International Symposium on Genital Autonomy and Children's Rights, and at the 2017 Australian Humanist Convention. Jonathan has recently completed a book on circumcision, which is the product of five years of research, and is open to expressions of interest from agents and publishers.
Science and Medicine
Jonathan is an experienced science and medical writer. He holds a degree in medical laboratory science with honours in microbiology and immunology, has coauthored biology textbooks, and authored over a hundred medical factsheets.
Jonathan was coached by Olympian and fencing Master, Cornel Vena, from 2002 to 2010. He was appointed Head Coach of the North Queensland Fencing Academy in early 2010 and resigned to move to Melbourne in 2013. He currently coaches at the VRI Fencing Club in Richmond, training under Olympian Gerry Adams. Jonathan's fencers have achieved podium finishes at novice, state and national competitions.