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Director of BBSU

Professor John blackProfessor John Black is the Director of the Botany Bay Studies Unit at the University of New South Wales and can be contacted by mobile phone on 040 862 5 268 or by email: j.black@unsw.edu.au.

At UNSW he is also Emeritus Professor of Transport Engineering (Foundation Professor 1984 – 1999) and a Visiting Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. In 2003 – 2004, he holds an Australian Academy of Science / Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Invitation Fellowship to study sustainable transport policies and urban development. In Japan, he is building a network of potential research collaborators. For details on research interests click here.

Research management experience includes:

  • Head, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW.
  • Chair, UNSW Vice-Chancellor’s Transport Reference Committee.
  • Chair, Management Committee of UNSW Centre for Olympic Studies.
  • Director, Australian Water and Coastal Services (joint venture of NSW Public Works Department and UNSW Unisearch Ltd.
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Energy Research Development and Information Centre (ERDIC).
  • Management Committee, UNSW Groundwater Centre.
  • Management Committee, Centre for Waste Water Treatment, UNSW.
  • Steering Committee of Sustainable Transport in Sustainable Cities Project, University of Sydney, Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering.

Professor John Black has acted for over 25 years as high-level consultant to international agencies, such as the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program, Australian Commonwealth, State and Local Government agencies, and to the private sector and community groups. He specialises in stakeholder consultations and project independent peer review.

Professor Black is Chair of the Australian Chapter of PACOM – an international scientific organisation of researchers associated with marine and coastal environments. He is also a member, International Steering Committee of the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS), and was a founder member of its Air Transport Research Group. He holds membership of advisory boards of international journals (Transportation Research D: Transport and the Environment and Transport Planning and Technology)

Updated 24/02/02

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