Professor William Boyd

Head shot of Professor William Boyd

BSc(Hons)(StAnd), MEdLead(HigherEd)(MACQU), DSc(StAnd), PhD(Glas)

Bill is the Professor of Geography at SCU and Deputy Chair of the University's Human Research Ethics Committee. He is the university's Student Ombud. He a geographer, archaeologist and landscape scientist, with scholarly interests in environmental change, human-landscape interactions, environmental and cultural heritage management, and higher education.

As an education researcher, Bill uses reflective narrative and small group mentoring methods to examine pedagogy, curriculum and teaching & learning practice. He is currently working on issues of student learning processes, mathematics education, and school leadership.

He has published extensively in all his areas, and has co-authored several books, including textbooks in environmental management. He holds doctorates from the Universities of Glasgow and St Andrews, is a Life Fellow of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, and a Visiting Professor at the Australian Studies Centre, University of Barcelona.