Prof Kevin Hall

Kevin Hall PhotoProfessor 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.