Professor Brian Boyle joined UNSW Australia in July 2015 and is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise). The Division 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.
Professor Brian Boyle has published over 150 referred research papers in astronomy. He graduated with a BSc (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh in 1982 and obtained his PhD from the University of Durham in 1986. He 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 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. Professor Boyle 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.