Rob Whelan

Rob Whelan

Emeritus Professor Robert Whelan, BSc (Hons), PhD
Professor Whelan’s principal research interest is in fire ecology, and he continues to be active in that field. He is the author of a major research monograph, The Ecology of Fire, published by Cambridge University Press in 1995. He has published over 130 scientific papers in fire ecology, conservation biology and pollination ecology and has supervised over 40 Masters and PhD research students. He is currently a Steering Committee member of the Bushfire Risk Management Research Hub, based at the University of Wollongong and funded by the New South Wales Government. His roles in senior administration at several universities created an interest in strategic planning, management and leadership in higher education, leading to a number of projects in Australian and overseas institutions.
Awards and Accolades: 
2014: Emeritus Professor, University of Wollongong, Australia
2007: Carrick Institute Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning – Australian Government
1993: Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching – University of Wollongong, Australia
1989:  Fulbright Senior Fellowship – for research into bushfire ecology in Florida and California

 

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