Deputy Vice-Chancellor Enterprise

Brian Boyle Profile

Professor Brian Boyle, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Enterprise provides strategic leadership support to the President and Vice-Chancellor and, where appropriate, to the University Council, on all aspects of the University's enterprise and innovation agenda.

Driving a significantly enhanced culture of innovation in the University, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Enterprise works with a wide range of University staff in Faculties, Schools and central administrative units to realise the University's innovation goals.

The Division of Enterprise has carriage of "Delivering from Research Excellence" and "Knowledge Exchange for Social Progress on Economic Prosperity" as part of UNSW's 2025 Strategy.

The programs which will assist in delivering against these initiatives are listed in UNSW's Innovation Statement.

This comprises five main thematic areas:

  • Attracting and Nurturing Skills
  • Embedding and Empowering an Innovation Culture
  • Creating and Growing Partnerships with Industry
  • Building Infrastructure
  • Forging long-term partnerships for Innovation  

This provides the strategic framework for the Division’s activities in support of the broader UNSW research community.  

The Division’s goals are to: 

  • double UNSW's knowledge exchange revenue in the next five years  
  • through broad partnership with research organisations, industry and government, help transform Australia's economic base


Professor Boyle joined UNSW in July 2015. He has held the roles of Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research. Professor Boyle has published more than 150 referred research papers in astronomy. His research interests include cosmology, quasars and astronomical instrumentation. He graduated with a BSc (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh in 1982 and obtained his PhD from the University of Durham in 1986.

Professor Boyle was Director of Australia’s premier optical telescope, the Anglo-Australian telescope from 1996-2003 and Australia’s radio telescopes, CSIRO Australia Telescope National Facility from 2003-2009. From 2009-2015, working with the Australian Government’s Department of Industry and Science, he successfully led Australia’s bid to co-host the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, the world’s largest radio telescope. Professor Boyle also led the establishment of the Murchison Radioastronomy Observatory in Western Australia (Australia’s site for the SKA telescope) and initiated the construction of the $188m Australian SKA Telescope at this site.

Professor Boyle was elected to the Australian Academy of Science in 2006. He also shared in the 2009 Gruber Prize for Cosmology and 2015 Breakthrough Award in Fundamental Physics as a member of the Supernova Cosmology Project team for the discovery that the expansion of the Universe was accelerating. He was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2003 for services to astronomy and the Public Service Medal in the 2013 Australia Day Honours for his leadership of the Australian SKA project.

Location and Contact Details

General Enquiries

Phone+61 2 9385 2155




Office of the DVC (Enterprise)Office of the DVC (Enterprise)
Chancellery BuildingChancellery Building
UNSW Kensington CampusUNSW Kensington Campus
Closest Gate: Gate 9, High StClosest Gate: Gate 9, High St

Executive Staff Contacts





Phone / Email


Professor Brian Boyle Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Enterprise

T: +61 2 9385 2155



Nalisa MamExecutive Assistant

T: +61 2 9385 2155



Susan McCollDirector Operations

T: +61 2 9385 2342




Warwick Dawson


Director, Knowledge Exchange

T: +61 2 9385 7929



Dr Elizabeth Eastland 



Director, Entrepreneurship


T: +61 2 9385 6525


For further information please visit our Enterprise website.