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Alfred Deakin Professor and Director, Centre for Research on Assessment and Digital Learning, Deakin University

David Boud is Alfred Deakin Professor and Foundation Director of the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning, Deakin University; Professor in the Work and Learning Research Centre, Middlesex University; and Emeritus Professor at the University of Technology Sydney. He is an Australian Learning and Teaching Senior Fellow and has published extensively on teaching, learning and assessment in adult, higher and professional education. He has held various positions including Head of School and Associate Dean (Research and Development). His current areas of interest are assessment in higher education and learning in the workplace. He has been a pioneer in learning-centred approaches to assessment particularly through student self-assessment and building skills for long-term learning. He is one of the most highly cited individuals internationally on teaching, learning and assessment in higher and professional education.


  • 1991–2015
    Professor of Adult Education, University of Technology Sydney