Professor Kevin Hall
Professor Kevin Hall has had a distinguished academic career holding senior academic leadership roles in universities in Australia and Canada, most recently as the Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation) at the University of Newcastle and formerly as the Vice-President for Research and External Partnerships at the University of Guelph in Ontario. Professor Hall studied a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science at Queen’s University in Canada, and completed his PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He has held senior academic leadership positions at Queen’s University Canada including founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Water and the Environment, and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering and was a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada University Research Fellow. Professor Hall carries out trans-disciplinary 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 marginalized communities. Professor Hall holds a number of international patents and has developed associated start-ups. His research has been incorporated into Engineering Design Manuals both nationally and internationally. Professor Hall has been a board member for the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship, Intersect (Australia), Newcastle Innovation (Australia), Hunter Medical Research Institute (Australia), Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (Australia), Cooperative Research Centre – Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment, Cooperative Research Centre High Performance Soils, 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.