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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


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

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Lismore NSW
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Phone:(+61 2) 6620 3569
Fax:(+61 2) 6621 2669
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