David Cohen is President of the Academic Board, UNSW. He is also Chair of the UNSW Academic Board Advisory Committee, and a member of the University’s Academic Governance Committees, including the Quality, Programs, Research and Higher Degree Research Committees, and Senior Academic Promotions Committees.
He is also Chair of the Moore Theological College Academic Board, the UNSW nominee to the New College Board, and patron of the professional staff network (AdminNet) at UNSW. David was Head of the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) at the UNSW Faculty of Science from 2008 to 2016.
David is recognised nationally and internationally for his scholarship in exploration and environmental geochemistry. He has led projects in Australia, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America. He has published over 70 papers, book chapters and major reports, including the Geochemical Atlas of Cyprus. He has secured over $3M in research grants. He is associate editor of the Journal of Geochemical Exploration.
David is a past president of the (International) Association of Applied Geochemists, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Geosciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales. He has been the Australasian Institute for Mining and Metallurgy visiting lecturer to New Zealand and a keynote speaker at major conferences including Goldschmidt and the PDAC Decennial series.
Description: David Cohen will reflect on the joys and challenges of being fully immersed in the ‘two worlds’ of academic life and the life of the church. Amongst other things, David is President of the Academic Board of UNSW as well as Chair of the Moore Theological College Academic Board.