Spotlight on Career Achievement: Alfred Deakin Prof David Boud

Spotlight on Career Achievement: Alfred Deakin Prof David Boud

24 October, 2023

In anticipation of the upcoming 2023 Career Achievement Award call for nominations, we turn our focus to the distinguished recipient of last year’s honour, Alfred Deakin Professor David Boud.

Professor Boud is a trailblazing figure in global higher education known for his pioneering research and practical contributions to assessment reform. A prominent educational researcher with expertise in higher and professional education, workplace learning and assessment, he was the world’s most-cited author in Higher Education from 2019 to 2021. His work focuses on enhancing individual responsibility for learning in educational and work settings, spanning topics like student autonomy and work-based learning.

As a respected higher education leader, Professor Boud’s work has been adopted in 85 educational institutions across 19 countries, including 32 Australian universities. He has played key roles in 13 national collaborative projects, driving changes in teaching and institutional policies. In 2014, he established the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning at Deakin University, which has become a leading national centre for higher education research. He is a prolific collaborator and mentor, linking learning and teaching leaders everywhere through research and co-publication.

Learn more about his approach in the video below or view his profile to read about his publications and projects.

Nominations for the 2023 Career Achievement Award will be open from 30 October until 17 November via your institution’s Vice-Chancellor. Contact your Institutional Contact Officer if you wish to receive more information about nominations at your university.