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Ben Roche

BSc(Hons)(UNSW), MEd(UTS)

Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Education Impact

Office of PVC (Research and Education Impact)

02 6620 3150
[email protected]
A3.01, Lismore
Mr Ben Roche

As Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research & Education Impact), Ben Roche leads the University’s strategic impact agenda in research and education.

As a human geographer, Ben is passionate about participatory approaches to sustainable development and the role that education and engagement can play in creating resilience, capacity and well-being in communities. He has taught, researched and practised in the areas of community-based learning, participatory planning, sustainable development and community engagement. Ben also provides advice to various organisations and governments on strategic approaches to education, engagement and development.

Ben's contribution to community engagement in higher education, specifically service learning in built environment disciplines, has been recognised through a national Carrick Citation. For this work, he also received the Edith Cowan Authentic Learning Award from the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia. In 2019, Ben received the Australian Financial Review Higher Education Award for Best Industry Engagement and the Business Higher Education Roundtable Award for Excellence in Community Engagement for the national pilot program, Farming Together. Ben is the Immediate Past President of Engagement Australia.