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Biography

Professor Kevin Hall joined the University as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) in March 2014 and is responsible for the University’s diverse and comprehensive research enterprise and acts as the University’s chief research officer. Professor Hall was previously Vice President (Research and External Partnerships) at the University of Guelph, Canada and prior to that held various roles at Queen’s University, Canada over a 20-year period, including the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada University Research Fellow, Department Head (Civil Engineering), Director of the Centre for Water and the Environment, and Chair of the Advisory Board for the Institute for Population and Public Health.

Professor Hall carries out transdisciplinary research across a number of major themes including water quality modeling, development of environmental monitoring and pathogen detection systems, syndromic surveillance, and water and health in marginalised communities. His research has been incorporated into Engineering Design Manuals both nationally and internationally.

Professor Hall is a current board member of Intersect (Australia), Newcastle Innovation (Australia) and the Hunter Medical Research Institute (Australia). He is a past board member of Bioconversion Network, TRIUMF (Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics), C4 Network (Technology transfer consortium), Canadian Bovine Mastitis Network, Guelph-Waterloo Biotechnology Partnership, the Accelerator Centre, SHARCNET (high performance computing network), Allergen (Canadian Centre of Excellence), Pathogen Detection Systems (spin-off company) and the Lifestyle Research Network. Professor Hall is a member of a number of professional and learned engineering societies.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales, 23/04/1987
  • Master of Science (Engineering), Queens University Ontario - Canada, 01/12/1981
  • Bachelor of Science, Queens University Ontario - Canada, 01/12/1979

Research

Research keywords

  • bioengineering
  • coastal engineering
  • coastal hydrodynamics
  • pathogen detection systems
  • water quality and health
  • water quality and marginalised communities

Research expertise

Key areas of research include water quality modelling, development of environmental monitoring and pathogen detection systems, syndromic surveillance and water and health in marginalized communities.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
090500Civil Engineering50
090509Water Resources Engineering50
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Publications

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Journal article (34 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Robertson B, Hall K, Zytner R, Nistor I, 'BREAKING WAVES: REVIEW OF CHARACTERISTIC RELATIONSHIPS', COASTAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 55 (2013) [D1]
2012MacDonald MC, Ali SI, Hall K, 'Collaborative innovation for the development of contextually appropriate water treatment technology in a marginalized, low-income South Asian community', International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 8 95-110 (2012) [C1]
2012Chowdhury S, Hall K, 'Human health risk assessment from exposure to trihalomethanes in Canadian cities (Retraction of vol 36, pg 453, 2010)', ENVIRONMENT INTERNATIONAL, 39 1-1 (2012) [C3]
2011Ali SL, MacDonald M, Jincy J, Sampath KA, Vinothini G, Philip L, et al., 'Efficacy of an appropriate point-of-use water treatment intervention for low-income communities in India utilizing Moringa oleifera, sari-cloth filtration and solar UV disinfection', JOURNAL OF WATER SANITATION AND HYGIENE FOR DEVELOPMENT, 1 112-123 (2011) [C1]
2011Herstein LM, Filion YR, Hall KR, 'Evaluating the Environmental Impacts of Water Distribution Systems by Using EIO-LCA-Based Multiobjective Optimization', JOURNAL OF WATER RESOURCES PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT-ASCE, 137 162-172 (2011) [C1]
2011Daigle B, Hall K, MacDougall C, 'Earthbag housing: structural behaviour and applicability in Sri Lanka', PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS-ENGINEERING SUSTAINABILITY, 164 261-273 (2011) [C1]
2010VanderSteen JDJ, Hall KR, Baillie CA, 'Humanitarian engineering placements in our own communities', European Journal of Engineering Education, 35 215-223 (2010) [C1]
2010Chowdhury S, Hall K, 'Human health risk assessment from exposure to trihalomethanes in Canadian cities (Retracted article. See vol. 39, pg. 1, 2012)', ENVIRONMENT INTERNATIONAL, 36 453-460 (2010)
2009Herstein LM, Filion YR, Hall KR, 'Evaluating Environmental Impact in Water Distribution System Design', JOURNAL OF INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS, 15 241-250 (2009) [C1]
2009Oveisy A, Hall K, Soltanpour M, Shibayama T, 'A two-dimensional horizontal wave propagation and mud mass transport model', CONTINENTAL SHELF RESEARCH, 29 652-665 (2009) [C1]
2009Vandersteen JDJ, Baillie CA, Hall KR, 'International Humanitarian Engineering Who Benefits and Who Pays?', IEEE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY MAGAZINE, 28 32-41 (2009) [C1]
2009Filion YR, Hall KR, 'Knowledge Strategy to Incorporate Public Health Principles in Engineering Education and Practice', JOURNAL OF PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION AND PRACTICE, 135 81-89 (2009) [C1]
2009Praamsma T, Novakowski K, Kyser K, Hall K, 'Using stable isotopes and hydraulic head data to investigate groundwater recharge and discharge in a fractured rock aquifer', JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY, 366 35-45 (2009) [C1]
2008Kim H, Jung BS, Hall K, 'Free surface tracking with polynomial reconstruction and error correction', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN FLUIDS, 58 1237-1255 (2008) [C1]
2007Taylor D, Hall K, MacDonald N, 'Investigations into Ship Induced Hydrodynamics and Scour in Confined Shipping Channels', JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH, 491-496 (2007)
2006Anthonio SL, Hall KR, 'High-order compact numerical schemes for non-hydrostatic free surface flows', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN FLUIDS, 52 1315-1337 (2006)
2005Hall K, Thomson G, 'A laboratory study of reef growth by electro-deposition', JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH, 383-386 (2005)
2003Armono HD, Hall KR, 'Wave transmission on submerged breakwaters made of hollow hemispherical shape artificial reefs', Proceedings, Annual Conference - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, 2003 313-322 (2003)
1998Sahayan SJM, Hall KR, 'Optimum geometry for naturally armouring berm breakwaters', JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH, 14 1293-1303 (1998)
1995HALL KR, SMITH GM, TURCKE DJ, 'COMPARISON OF OSCILLATORY AND STATIONARY FLOW-THROUGH POROUS-MEDIA', COASTAL ENGINEERING, 24 217-232 (1995)
1994HALL KR, SMITH GM, TURCKE DJ, 'DEVELOPMENT OF A NONLINEAR POROUS-MEDIA FLOW RELATIONSHIP FOR OSCILLATORY UNSTEADY-FLOW', JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH, 10 158-169 (1994)
1994HALL KR, 'INFLUENCE OF WAVE GROUPS ON STABILITY OF BERM BREAKWATERS', JOURNAL OF WATERWAY PORT COASTAL AND OCEAN ENGINEERING-ASCE, 120 630-636 (1994)
1992HALL KR, 'TRENDS IN PHREATIC-SURFACE MOTION IN RUBBLE-MOUND BREAKWATERS - CLOSURE', JOURNAL OF WATERWAY PORT COASTAL AND OCEAN ENGINEERING-ASCE, 118 328-331 (1992)
1992WILLIAMSON DC, HALL KR, 'PREDICTION OF EXTERNAL WAVE PRESSURES ON A RUBBLE MOUND BREAKWATER', CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, 19 639-648 (1992)
1991HALL KR, KAO JS, 'THE INFLUENCE OF ARMOR STONE GRADATION ON DYNAMICALLY STABLE BREAKWATERS', COASTAL ENGINEERING, 15 333-346 (1991)
1991HALL KR, 'TRENDS IN PHREATIC-SURFACE MOTION IN RUBBLE-MOUND BREAKWATERS', JOURNAL OF WATERWAY PORT COASTAL AND OCEAN ENGINEERING-ASCE, 117 179-187 (1991)
1991HALL KR, KAO JS, 'A STUDY OF THE STABILITY OF DYNAMICALLY STABLE BREAKWATERS', CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, 18 916-925 (1991)
1990HALL KR, 'NUMERICAL-SOLUTIONS TO WAVE INTERACTION WITH RUBBLEMOUND BREAKWATERS', CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, 17 252-261 (1990)
1990HALL KR, FOSTER DN, 'INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL-PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS IN RESHAPED BREAKWATERS', COASTAL ENGINEERING, 14 215-232 (1990)
1990HALL KR, 'AERATION IN RUBBLE-MOUND BREAKWATER MODELS', JOURNAL OF WATERWAY PORT COASTAL AND OCEAN ENGINEERING-ASCE, 116 400-405 (1990)
1989HALL K, 'BIASED BREAKWATERS', CIVIL ENGINEERING, 59 40-40 (1989)
1984BAIRD WF, HALL KR, 'THE DESIGN OF ARMOR SYSTEMS FOR THE PROTECTION OF RUBBLE MOUND BREAKWATERS', CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, 11 164-176 (1984)
1984KAMPHUIS JW, HALL KR, 'COHESIVE MATERIAL EROSION BY UNIDIRECTIONAL CURRENT - CLOSURE', JOURNAL OF HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING-ASCE, 110 370-370 (1984)
1983KAMPHUIS JW, HALL KR, 'COHESIVE MATERIAL EROSION BY UNIDIRECTIONAL CURRENT', JOURNAL OF HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING-ASCE, 109 49-61 (1983)
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Conference (11 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Herstein LM, Filion YR, Hall KR, 'EIO-LCA based multi-objective design of water distribution systems with NSGA-II', Integrating Water Systems - Proceedings of the 10th International on Computing and Control for the Water Industry, CCWI 2009, Sheffield, ENGLAND (2010) [E1]
2009Mushtaq U, Hall K, 'Power and agency in health information technology: Towards a more meaningful participatory design for sustainable development', TIC-STH'09: 2009 IEEE Toronto International Conference - Science and Technology for Humanity, Toronto, CANADA (2009) [E1]
2009Ali SI, Hall KR, Aronson K, Philip L, 'Humanitarian engineering in Mylai Balaji Nagar: An integrated water, environment and public health project for slums in the Indian Subcontinent', DESALINATION, Edinburgh, SCOTLAND (2009) [E1]
2009Oveisy A, Hall K, '2D HORIZONTAL PROPAGATION OF IRREGULAR WAVE ON SOFT MUD', PROCEEDINGS OF COASTAL DYNAMICS 2009, Tokyo, JAPAN (2009) [E2]
1999Seabrook SR, Hall KR, 'Wave transmission at submerged rubblemound breakwaters', COASTAL ENGINEERING 1998, VOLS 1-3, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (1999)
1999Hall KR, Fischer MP, 'Performance of submerged active breakwaters in a hydraulic model', COASTAL ENGINEERING 1998, VOLS 1-3, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (1999)
1998Tschirky PA, Hall KR, Turcke DJ, 'Wetland wave attenuation and shore protection', WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING 98, VOLS 1 AND 2, MEMPHIS, TN (1998)
1997Hall KR, Silander JT, 'Wave transmission through coastal wetlands', ENVIRONMENTAL AND COASTAL HYDRAULICS: PROTECTING THE AQUATIC HABITAT, PROCEEDINGS OF THEME B, VOLS 1 & 2, SAN FRANCISCO, CA (1997)
1993HALL K, KATMARIAN R, 'EVALUATION OF THE FRF SPECTRA IN PREDICTING SHALLOW-WATER WAVE TRANSFORMATION', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1993 CANADIAN COASTAL CONFERENCE, VOLS 1 AND 2, VANCOUVER, CANADA (1993)
1985Baird WF, Hall KR, 'DESIGN OF BREAKWATERS USING QUARRIED STONES.', Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference (1985)
1985Hall KR, Baird WF, Turcke DJ, 'STRUCTURAL DESIGN PROCEDURES FOR CONCRETE ARMOUR UNITS.', Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference (1985)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants16
Total funding$19,237,100

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2008 (2 grants)

Research Grant$2,100,000
Funding Body: IDRC

SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,100,00020082011
GNo:184863205

Research Grant$140,000
Funding Body: NSERC

SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$140,00020082013
GNo:184825585

2007 (1 grants)

Equipment Grant$71,950
Funding Body: NSERC RTI

SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$71,95020072007
GNo:184863213

2006 (8 grants)

Research Grant$2,250,000
Funding Body: CIDA

SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,250,00020062008
GNo:184870423

Research Grant$2,250,000
Funding Body: CIDA

SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,250,00020062008
GNo:184863229

Research Grant$600,000
Funding Body: Canarie CA4net

SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$600,00020062006
GNo:184870447

Research Grant$395,000
Funding Body: PreCarn

SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$395,00020062006
GNo:184870466

Research Grant$250,000
Funding Body: Crestech

SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$250,00020062006
GNo:184870474

Equipment Grant$123,000
Funding Body: NSERC RTI

SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$123,00020062006
GNo:184870431

Research Contract$105,000
Funding Body: MOE

SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$105,00020062006
GNo:184863221

Equipment Grant$43,150
Funding Body: NSERC RTI

SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$43,15020062006
GNo:184870439

2005 (1 grants)

Research Grant$20,000
Funding Body: Crestech

SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020052005
GNo:184870483

2004 (1 grants)

Research Grant$149,000
Funding Body: NSERC

SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$149,00020042008
GNo:184870499

2003 (1 grants)

Research Grant$8,100,000
Funding Body: ORDCF

SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,100,00020032007
GNo:184870491

2001 (1 grants)

Research Grant$2,500,000
Funding Body: PreCarn

SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,500,00020012003
GNo:184870509

1999 (1 grants)

Research Grant$140,000
Funding Body: NSERC

SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$140,00019992003
GNo:184870519
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2012PHD Civil Engineering
** Unknown Australian tertiary institution name **
Principal SupervisorOn-site Micro-filtration for Developing Countries
2010PHD Civil Engineering
** Unknown Australian tertiary institution name **
Principal SupervisorNumerical Modelling of Fluid Mud and Wave Interaction
2009Masters Civil Engineering
** Unknown Australian tertiary institution name **
Principal SupervisorWater System Optimization
2009PHD Civil Engineering
** Unknown Australian tertiary institution name **
Principal SupervisorIncoporation of Social Agenda in Enginnering Education
2008Masters Civil Engineering
** Unknown Australian tertiary institution name **
Principal SupervisorUtilization of Satellite Borne Sensors to Detect Wetland Changes
2008Masters Civil Engineering
** Unknown Australian tertiary institution name **
Principal SupervisorTsunami Resistant Housing Design Using Locally Available Materials - Sri Lanka
2008Masters Civil Engineering
** Unknown Australian tertiary institution name **
Principal SupervisorAssessment of contaminant flows in wetlands using stable isotopes
2008Masters Civil Engineering
** Unknown Australian tertiary institution name **
Principal SupervisorLake Onatrio Wide Model of Temperature and Wind Driven Circulation
2008Masters Civil Engineering
** Unknown Australian tertiary institution name **
Principal SupervisorCoastal Design Processes
2008Post-Doctoral Fellowship Civil Engineering
** Unknown Australian tertiary institution name **
Principal SupervisorWave Transmission over Submerged Breakwaters
2007PHD Civil Engineering
** Unknown Australian tertiary institution name **
Principal SupervisorRecovery of Fish Habitat in Constructed Areas
2006Masters Civil Engineering
** Unknown Australian tertiary institution name **
Principal SupervisorShip Induced Erosion in Navigable Channels
2006Masters Civil Engineering
** Unknown Australian tertiary institution name **
Principal SupervisorDevelopment of real-time Watershed Modelling Capabilities
2004Masters Civil Engineering
** Unknown Australian tertiary institution name **
Principal SupervisorTay Watershed Data Collection
2004Masters Civil Engineering
** Unknown Australian tertiary institution name **
Principal SupervisorField Characteristics of Coastal Wetlands
2004PHD Civil Engineering
** Unknown Australian tertiary institution name **
Principal SupervisorNearshore wave transformation modelling comparison with prototype measurements
2003PHD Civil Engineering
** Unknown Australian tertiary institution name **
Principal SupervisorStability of Reef-Ball Artificial Reefs
2003PHD Civil Engineering
** Unknown Australian tertiary institution name **
Principal SupervisorWave Transmission in Wetlands
2002Masters Civil Engineering
** Unknown Australian tertiary institution name **
Principal SupervisorNumerical Modelling of Circulation in the Lower Cataraqui Basin
2001Masters Civil Engineering
** Unknown Australian tertiary institution name **
Principal SupervisorWave Energy Dissipation by Longitudinal Breakwaters
2001Masters Civil Engineering
** Unknown Australian tertiary institution name **
Principal SupervisorPrototype Performance of Bioengineered Shore Protection
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Professor Kevin Hall

Work Phone(02) 4921 5441
Fax(02) 4921 7052
Email
PositionDeputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation)
Office - DVC (Research and Innovation)
Research and Innovation Division
The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Callaghan NSW 2308
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URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/kevin-hall