Professor Bill Boyd BSc(Hons)(St.And), GradCert(Higher Ed) (SCU), MEdLead(HigherEd)(MACQU), DSc(St.And), PhD(Glas) Bill is both the Professor of Geography at SCU and the Chair of the University’s Human Research Ethics and Animal Care & Ethics Committees. He a geographer, archaeologist and landscape scientist, with special research interests in long-term environmental change, human-landscape interactions, environmental and cultural heritage management, and higher education. He draws on both the geosciences and the humanities to inform his research. He teaches in the fields environmental management and cultural heritage. He has worked throughout Australasia and southeast Asia for the last two and a half decades, examining how ancient people interacted with, and modified, their environments, and how the landscapes of this tropical region evolved over the long term. He uses microfossil analysis, geomorphology and sedimentology to reconstruct histories of vegetation, the physical environment, sea levels and human impacts, and analyses his findings using models of system resilience. Bill also works in the fields of environmental management and higher education teaching & learning. As an environmental management researcher, he examines issues of the management of environmental and cultural heritage places and landscapes. He is especially interested in community engagement with environmental management. As an education researcher, he uses reflective narrative methods to examine issues of pedagogy, curriculum and teaching & learning practice. He has published extensively in the scientific literature in all these subject areas, and has co-authored several books, including: Heritage Landscapes: Understanding Place and Communities; Maunten Paia: Volcanoes People and Environment; Mapping the Environment; Analysing Global Environmental Issues; and Living and Working in Rural Areas: A handbook for managing land use conflict issues on the NSW North Coast. Bill holds doctorates from the Universities of Glasgow and St Andrews, and is a Life Fellow of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and of the Institute of Australian Geographers.
Community perspectives of natural resource extraction: coal-seam gas mining and social identity in Eastern Australia (with David J. Lloyd and Hanabeth Luke), Coolabah (2013)
Using a recent case study of community reaction to proposed coal-seam gas mining in eastern...
Current issues in environmental management in Australia: what do people think? (with Kristin A. den Exter, Leslie Christidis, and David J. Lloyd), Coolabah (2013)
In 2010, the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC)...
Finding a home: harnessing biographical narrative in teaching and learning in cultural geography (with Denise Rall, Peter Ashley, Wendy Laird, and David J. Lloyd), Coolabah (2013)
This paper describes the use of reflective biographical narrative, in postgraduate research supervision, in helping...
(Hardly) anyone listening? writing silent geography, Coolabah (2013)
In 1984, J. Douglas Porteous challenged the geography world to silence. True geographical appreciation cannot...
Introduction to Coolabah special issue on placescape, placemaking, placemarking, placedness … geography and cultural production (with Ray Norman), Coolabah (2013)
North coast planners Aboriginal site awareness workshop manual (with David Lloyd), School of Environmental Science and Management Papers (2009)
Living and working in rural areas: a handbook for managing land use conflict issues on the NSW North Coast (with Rob Learmonth, Rik Whitehead, and Stephen Fletcher), School of Environmental Science and Management Papers (2007)
Analysing global environmental issues: a skill manual (with W Laird), School of Environmental Science and Management Papers (2006)
Mapping the environment: a professional development manual (with Kathryn Tafts), School of Environmental Science and Management Papers (2004)
Heritage landscapes: understanding place and communities (with Maria M. Cotter and J Gardiner), School of Environmental Science and Management Papers (2001)
A frame to hang clouds on: cognitive ownership, landscape and heritage management, The Oxford handbook of public archaeology (2012)
The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology seeks to reappraise the place of archaeology in the...
Integrating social and environmental change in prehistory: a discussion of the role of landscape as a heuristic in defining prehistoric possibilities in NE Thailand (with Nigel Chang), Terra Australis: 21: Altered ecologies - fire, climate and human influence on terrestrial landscapes (2010)
The archaeological study of past societies is an inherently difficult activity. Relying on extremely small...
Developing the research proposal, Research: the journey from pondering to publishing (2009)
Formulating and conceptualizing the research problem, Research: the journey from pondering to publishing (2009)
Geochemical analysis of fragments of burnt and impressed cay (with Jeffrey F. Parr), The origins of the civilization of Ankor: Excavation of Noen U-Loke and Non Muang Kao (2007)
Book reviews, editorials, responses
Response to Petersen on ‘staying or going?’ Australian early career researchers’ narratives (with Louise Horstmanshof), Australian Universities' Review (2013)
A response to Eva Bendix Petersen’s commentary on ‘Australian early career researchers’ narratives of academic...
Network ethics in the growing global, multi-dimensional and technological academy: guest editorial preface (with Hugo Horta), International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education (2011)
Book review: Lawrence E. Stevens and Vicky J. Meteretsky, Editors, Aridland Springs in North America: Ecology and Conservation (foreword by Gary Paul Nabhan), The University of Tucson Press, and The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Journal of Archaeological Science (2009)
Book review: M Morris, Soil Science and archaeology: three test cases from Minoan Crete, Antiquity (2005)
Corals calypso and contraband: a case study on the management and enforcement of marine protected areas within San Andres, Old Providence and Santa Catalina’s archipelago, Colombia (with David Lloyd and GDV Martinez), Proceedings, 7th International Conference on Small Island Cultures (2012)
A global proliferation of marine protected areas (MPAs) includes a push to create MPAs in...
Effective communication between natural resource managers and island communities (with David J. Lloyd), 7th International Small Islands Conference (2012)
This paper uses theory of planned behaviour to discuss the need for effective communication skills...
Engaging complex geographical issues: An evaluation of mind mapping as an interactive learning tool (with David Lloyd and K Den Exter), Positioning Geography: Strategic Issues in Geographical Education (2010)
Conventional Western education relies, largely, on linear approaches in communicating and interpreting issues. For students...
Evaluating academic governance processes and structures: Ethical dilemmas and academic governance development, 7th Annual Australasian Higher Education Evaluation Forum "Evaluation in a changing higher education landscape: Bradley and Beyond" (2009)
Academic governance is at the core of an educational institution’s business. Its value lies in...
Assessing spatial information without actually knowing the quality of original data for research: an assessment of global coastal vulnerability using internet-based data (with Sumith Pathirana), Internet Research 7.0: Internet Convergence Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (2006)
Coastwise, images from the edge! (with I M. Dutton, Ros Derrett, Katrina Luckie, Kay Dimmock, and S Knox), Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (1998)
An evaluation on the availability and usefulness of historical remotely sensed data for assessing habitat distribution, water quality and circulation patterns in Moreton Bay in Historical Trends in Water Quality (with Michael B. Whelan), Brisbane River and Moreton Bay Wastewater Management Study (1997)