Emeritus Professor Peter G. Flood
BSc. UNE; BSc. Hons First Class UNE; MSc. UNE; PhD. UQ; IEM Harvard
Emeritus Professor Flood is a distinguished Australian academic spanning five decades of activities as a scientist, a geologist, and higher education administrator. He served as Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney and has held previous appointments at the University of Hong Kong and the University of Miami. He lectured at the University of Queensland (1972-1979), the University of New England (1980-2009), and the University of Sydney (2013-2014). He is the author of more than 350 research publications.
Emeritus Professor Flood was a Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Miami in 1981.
At UNE he rose through the academic ranks from Senior Lecturer, Professor, Head of Department, Head of School, Dean of the Sciences Faculty, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor International, and, on occasions. acting Vice-Chancellor. He retired from UNE as Emeritus Professor in 2009.
Since retirement from UNE, he was Provost at TOP EDUCATION in Sydney for nine years. He serves the private higher education industry as a member of Course Advisory Committees, Member of Academic Boards, Chair of Academic Boards, Member of Councils, Chair of Council, and as Dean of Studies.
He has served for nine years on the Chairs of Academic Boards of Non-University Higher Education Institutions and has undertaken three annual academic benchmarking exercises for interested institutions.
His standing as an independent academic is evidenced from numerous consultancies to Minerals and Energy companies, State and Commonwealth governments including serving for five years on the Commonwealth Independent Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mines. In 2017 he was invited to assist the NT Inquiry into Shale Gas Hydraulic Fracturing.
He brings to any higher education institution a wealth of knowledge, experience, and contacts.