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About Professor Bill Boyd

Professor Bill Boyd BSc(Hons)(St.And), MEdLead(HigherEd)(MAQ), DSc(St.And), PhD(Glas)
Bill is the Professor of Geography at SCU and the Chair of his University’s Human Research Ethics Committee. He is a multi- and trans-disciplinary scholar – a geographer, archaeologist, landscape scientist and educationalist, with scholarly 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 teaching and research. He brings a geographer’s eye to his teaching in the fields of environmental management, social engagement with environment, and cultural heritage. He has worked throughout Australasia and Southeast Asia for the last three decades.
 
His current research focuses on the scholarship of teaching & learning, especially from the perspective of trans-disciplinary cross-school team-based research. He is a member of the School of Education based North Coast Initiative for School Improvement. He co-supervises PhD candidates with colleagues from seven schools across the University.
 
Bill has published extensively in the scholarly literature in all his subject areas: 14 books and over 200 refereed articles and book chapters. Bill holds doctorates from the Universities of Glasgow (PhD) and St Andrews (DSc), and is a Life Fellow of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, and a Visiting Professor at the Australian Studies Centre, University of Barcelona. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) and of the Institute of Australian Geographers (FIAG).
 
Bill has worked as Southern Cross University since 1988, sits on University Council, Chairs of the Human Research Ethics Committee, and is a Student Ombud. He has held senior positions on his School, Faculty and University Academic Boards, and is a member of the University’s Reconciliation Action Plan Committee. Representing SCU on the Australian Institute for Nuclear Science & Engineering, he chairs the AINSE Postgraduate Scholarship Committee. He is an Expert Assessor of International Standing and an ERA Peer Reviewer for the Australian Research Council, and serves on regional and State natural resource, cultural heritage and education bodies

Positions

Present Chair, SCU Human Research Ethics Committee, Southern Cross University
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Present Professor, Southern Cross University School of Environment, Science and Engineering
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Present SCU Student Ombud, Southern Cross University
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Curriculum Vitae




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Professional Service and Affiliations

2016 - Present Chair, Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering Scholarships Committee, AINSE, Australia
2013 - Present Visiting Professor, Australian Studies Centre, University of Barcelona, Spain
2012 - Present Academic elected member, Southern Cross University Council, Australia
2008 - Present Professor of Geography, School of Environment, Science & Engineering, Southern Cross University, Australia
2004 - Present Student Ombud, Southern Cross University, Australia
1996 - Present Life Member, Claire Hall, University of Cambridge, England
1994 - Present Councillor (SCU Representative), Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering Council, Australia
2008 - 2015 Chair, Animal Care & Ethics Committee, Southern Cross University, Australia
1997 - 2010 Various executive Academic Board positions: Chair, Deputy Chair, Dean, Southern Cross University Academic Board, Faculty Board and School Boards, Australia
1994 - 2007 Associate Professor of Geography, School of Environment, Science & Engineering, Southern Cross University, Australia
1992 - 1993 Senior Lecturer in Geography, Faculty of Resource Science & Management, University of New England Northern Rivers, Australia
1988 - 1992 Lecturer in Geography, Faculty of Resource Science & Management, University of New England Northern Rivers, Australia
1986 - 1988 Senior Teaching Fellow, Department of Geography, University of Adelaide, Australia
1982 - 1986 Research Assistant & Research Fellow, Department of Botany, University of Glasgow, Scotland
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Education

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2009 Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Learning & Teaching), Southern Cross University, Australia
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2004 - 2006 Master of Educational Leadership (Higher Education), Macquarie University, Australia
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2005 DSc, St Andrews University, Scotland
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2002 Graduate Certificate in Management Communication, New South Wales Technical & Further Education (TAFE) Commission, Australia
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1979 - 1982 PhD Quaternary Geology, Glasgow University, Scotland
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1974 - 1979 BSc(Hons) Geography, St Andrews University, Scotland
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Contact Information

PO Box 157
Lismore NSW
2480 Australia
Phone:(+61 2) 6620 3569
Fax:(+61 2) 6621 2669
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