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Professor of Geography, Flinders University
Australia Learning and Teaching Council’s (ALTC) Discipline Scholar for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
About Iain Hay:
Iain received a BSc (1st Class Honours in Geography) from the University of Canterbury in 1983, his PhD from the University of Washington as a Fulbright Scholar in 1989, and a higher doctorate (LittD), also from the University of Canterbury in 2009. He is currently Professor of Geography at Flinders University, South Australia and since 2009, the Australia Learning and Teaching Council’s (ALTC) Discipline Scholar for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities.
Iain became a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators (FACE) in 2009 and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) in 2008. He has had significant advisory roles in projects which enhance the scholarship of higher education teaching and learning, including as an Expert Member for the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) Reference Group on the new national geography curriculum. Iain has also received several awards for his contributions to enhancing and promoting scholarly and creative teaching, including the Prime Minister’s Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year (2006) and the inaugural Association of American Geographers’ E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Award (2010).
Iain’s research focuses on geographies of domination and oppression, as well as qualitative methods and research ethics. He has published extensively and taken on editorial roles with several international and regional geography and higher education journals such as Appl Geography, J of Geography Higher Education, Int Research in Geographical and Environment Education, and Ethics, Place and Environment. He has written and edited several books, including Inspiring Academics: Learning with the World’s Great University Teachers and Making the Grade: A Guide to Successful Communication and Study (4th Ed.). Iain is also the immediate past President of the Institute of Australian Geographers.
BSc with 1st Class Honours in Geography at University of Canterbury, PhD at the University of Washington, LittD at University of Canterbury.
Research interests include:
Economic, cultural and social geography; Geographies of domination and oppression; Geographies of the super-rich; Qualitative methods and research ethics; Geographical education
Inaugural Association of American Geographers E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Award (2010); Taylor and Francis Award of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers "for excellence in the promotion and practice of teaching and learning in Geography in Higher Education." (2009); The Council of Education Associations of South Australia Award "in recognition of outstanding contribution to the teaching profession in South Australia." (2009); Australian Geography Teachers Association (AGTA) Award (2008); Prime Minister's Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year (2006); Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Flinders University (1995, 2000 & 2005)
Editorial service (1997-present):
Associate Editor, Ethics, Place and Environment: a Journal of Philosophy and Geography (2005-10)
Board of Editors, Applied Geography (2007+)
Board of Editors, International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2006-2010)
Board of Editors, International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education (2006+)
Board of Editors, Journal of Geography in Higher Education 2005+
Select publications (2000-2008):
Hay, I. (Ed.) (2011). Inspiring Academics: Learning with the World’s Great University Teachers. London: Open University Press.
Hay, I., Bochner, D. & Dungey, C. (2006). Making the Grade: A Guide to Succcessful Communication and Study. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
Teaching grants obtained include:
Australian Learning and Teaching Council, Discipline Scholarship (Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities) (2009-2010).
Carrick Institute (Australia), Promoting Excellence Initiative for ‘Pathways to Excellence’ (2008).