Meet Brendan Boyle

BBus (DkIT, Ireland), MBS (UCD, Ireland), PhD (Sydney)Brendan Boyle

Why did you join the University Council?

I believe that to sustain and grow our institution we need to prioritise the people at the core of our strategic plans and in doing so, create a regionally impactful, global university. I’ve shared the struggles and successes of high quality teaching, research and engagement with my peers and I want to harness this experience and expertise for the benefit of UoN. As academics, my colleagues and I want to work at a top quality education and research institute, capable of transformative partnerships, and I’m determined to help ensure that UoN is, and always will be, exactly that.

What do you look back on most fondly when it comes to your own education?

My most fond memory of education, is more a reflection. As one of seven kids from a family in a small rural town in Ireland my education was funded by the state (through scholarships) and the sacrifices of my parents. On the back of one factory worker’s wage, my siblings and I were given opportunities to get a higher education qualification, and three degrees (Bachelor, Master and PhD) later, I now look back fondly on the incredible opportunity for education that was provided to me and the opportunities my education now presents to me. It’s a privilege I’ll never take for granted.


Associate Professor Brendan Boyle is currently a lecturer of international management in Newcastle Business School. Brendan completed his Masters of Business Studies Degree in University College Dublin’s Graduate School of Business and completed his PhD within the Discipline of International Business at the University of Sydney. Before joining Newcastle Business School, Brendan lectured for University College Dublin, Ireland, Centro de Estudios Superiores Universitarios de Galicia in Spain and the University of Sydney.

Brendan’s primary research interests include transnational education, international management, knowledge sharing in organizations, employment and the health services workforce. He has conducted major projects examining collaboration in health care organizations, the management teams of the subsidiaries of multinational enterprises (MNEs) and the HRM practices of MNEs. Combined, these collaborative projects involve partnerships between Newcastle Business School and universities in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia. Brendan is also Director of the Health Services Research and Innovation Centre at UoN (HSRIC). This centre aims to improve the design and management of health services with particular emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches to addressing critical challenges.

As a lecturer in management, Brendan has won multiple teaching excellence awards including a national citation for outstanding contributions to student learning and also a national Teaching Excellence Award from the Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) for his exemplar approach to culturally responsive course and assessment design in educating international students and for leadership in integrating research focused specifically on the scholarship of transnational education, with his discipline research.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.