1st Summer Edition - News on Campus @ Bond University


Professor Lars McNaughton has been appointed as the Head of the School of Health Sciences within Bond University’s Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine.

Professor McNaughton joins Bond from the University of Hull in England, where he was Head of the Department of Sport, Health and Exercise Science for the previous seven years. With an academic career spanning more than 30 years and boasting more than one million dollars of research and equipment grants, Professor McNaughton is internationally recognised for his work in the area of acid base balance in exercise.

He hopes to use his international teaching and research experience to continue to grow the School of Health Sciences. “I would like to see the School continue to build upon its excellent reputation across all programs and indeed, to expand the program offerings within the School,” Professor McNaughton said.

“We will continue to attract students who are keen to receive first-class teaching from academic staff who have a reputation for research-led and research-informed teaching, which assists our students in acquiring the Bond University graduate attributes of responsibility, leadership, critical thinking, teamwork and knowledge, to mention but a few.”

“Both the School of Health Sciences and the University have excellent reputations. The small class sizes and excellent teaching practices place Bond at the forefront of education, in times when many institutions simply teach the masses,” he said. Professor McNaughton said the opportunity to work at Bond University was the drawcard for him to return to Australia from the United Kingdom, where he has been living and working since moving there from Tasmania in 1999.

Bond University’s School of Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management has signed an agreement with ESSEC, France – one of the world’s leading business schools – providing exchange and internship opportunities for its students.

The relationship will allow postgraduate Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management (HRTM) students to attend a semester abroad in Paris, enrolled in ESSEC’s prestigious MBA in Hospitality Management; while students from ESSEC will spend a semester at Bond University on exchange.

ESSEC is consistently ranked in the top two business schools in France and in 2009 it was named best in the world for graduate placement success by the US-based Financial Times. Head of the School of HRTM, Professor Elizabeth Roberts knows the qualities of ESSEC first-hand, having taught there as a Visiting Professor through the school’s affiliation with the Cornell Hotel School, where she was on faculty for 16 years.

Professor Roberts says the Memorandum of Understanding between the institutions represents a tremendous opportunity for Bond students to study at one of the world’s top business schools. "The ESSEC Business School is widely regarded as the premier postgraduate business institution in France, given the rigour of its curriculum, the prestige of the academic staff, and the demand for its graduates by leading international firms.

“The ESSEC MBA in Hospitality Management is recognised as the European leader in the postgraduate hotel management education sector, and there are tremendous synergies between ESSEC and Bond University with regard to student-centred learning, commitment to academic excellence, and graduate outcomes,” she said.


A 50 percent increase of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students and 23 percent increase in research and consultancy income over the past year has kept Bond University’s Professor Chris Del Mar busy in his role of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research).
Concluding his term as Dean of Health Sciences and Medicine at the end of last year, Professor Del Mar is now dedicated to the PVCR role in response to the University’s expanding portfolio.

“Bond University is maintaining a healthily increasing trajectory of research productivity,” Professor Del Mar said.
“The last two years have been very successful at Bond University with research and consultancy income increasing by more than 40 percent from 2007 to 2008 and by a further 23 percent in 2009. “This pleasing growth is a combination of several factors. These include a huge effort by academics in the University to focus on research; the expansion of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine over the past five years; increasing internal research funding by the University to encourage academics; the establishment of a University Centres’ plan to stimulate cross-disciplinary collaboration; and an active Office of Research Services to support researchers through the grant application process.
“Finally, a significant increase in the number of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students is also driving many academics’ research. In 2008 we had 75 HDR students and now we have 158 so the number has more than doubled in two years,” said Professor Del Mar.
Bond University Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Stable acknowledged Professor Chris Del Mar for his outstanding contribution during his term as Dean.

“Professor Del Mar’s leadership of Bond University’s Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine has ensured many successes, which include producing our inaugural medical graduates, developing our Masters of High Performance Science and establishing Bond University’s Doctor of Physiotherapy programs," Professor Stable said.
“Professor Del Mar continues in his position as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and as an integral member of our academic community.”

Bondies featured this month include:

Hans-Thyge Solheim Hansen (current student), Carter Moore (Alum 07), Christopher "Gunnar" Williamson (Alum 03) and William Lu (Alum 04).

Hans-Thyge Solheim Hansen (current student)
Norwegian study abroad student, Hans-Thyge Solheim Hansen is currently completing electives at Bond as part of the second last semester in his five year law degree at the University of Oslo. Before starting law school, he also completed a Bachelor in Marketing and Leadership and a Bachelor in Political Science.

Alongside his success in completing 3 degrees, Hans-Thyge has also played basketball for 10 years in the professional league in Norway, for twodifferent teams. During this period he has won both the series and the playoffs once, in which Hans-Thyge won the King`s Trophy (the most important sports-trophy in Norway). During his basketball career, he has played against teams from most of Europe, and has also played various American teams. Last spring Hans-Thyge had a great experience playing as the only Norwegian in his team against the Harlem Globetrotters.

Carter Moore (Alum 07)
Law Alumnus, Carter Moore has been competitively wakeboarding for over 10 years and for the past six summers has been wakeboarding and coaching across North America. In order to continue competing, coaching and maintaining his sponsors, Carter returned to Canada for their summer season in May semester 2008 and May semester 2009.

Although he has been training for wakeboarding throughout his degree at Bond, he has found himself surfing more and wakeboarding less! Due to his obsession with sports, he has elected to pursue residency in Australia and a career in sports law.

Christopher "Gunnar" Williamson (Alum 03)
Since graduating from a Masters of International Business, Christopher Williamson started studying to become a captain. Since then, he has been around the world on private yachts with his girlfriend, Megan Puorro (Alum 04). “This is certainly not the direction I thought my life would go, but it sure is nice. We are currently in Florida managing a 110” yacht,” says Christopher.

William Lu (Alum 04)
Law Graduate, William Lu, has left Allen & Overy LLP, the “magic circle” UK law firm, to join Jade & Fountain, a Chinese law firm in Shanghai as a partner. Jade & Fountain is a full-service Chinese law firm, representing multinational companies for commercial and business transactions in China in a wide variety of industries in China.

The Vice Chancellor, Professor Stable recently returned from a very fruitful trip to the United States, Hong Kong and China with the General Manager – Strategic Partnerships Brett Walker and from a number of visits in the United States with Chancellor Dr Helen Nugent AO and Director of Development Scott Bulger.

They visited several leading international institutions, building on existing relationships and initiating new ones. They held meetings with the President, Provost and other Senior Staff from Dartmouth College in the United States were particularly important for the benchmarking activities between our universities.

The inaugural annual fund has begun with the aim to raise $150,000 to support building and student support initiatives. Apart from raising funds, it is intended that this campaign will start to build an all important ‘culture of giving’ at Bond. Great universities are built on philanthropy and many of the world’s best private schools such as Harvard and Yale rely on the support of their community for their ongoing success.

A team of students have begun contacting our alumni to update them on the university’s developments and to provide them with information on the annual fund. It is very pleasing to see that many of our alumni are pledging gifts.

The refurbishment of the main library has now been completed and students are enjoying the extra study space and facilities. The Office of Quality, Teaching and Learning will be relocating their offices to the library next week.

The University has several other projects underway including work on stage 2 of the Legal Skills / BUELI and Bond College building, painting of the exterior of several buildings, beginning with the South Tower accommodation block and the installation of outdoor seating and shade areas for the amphitheatre and area adjacent to Bond College.

The Beijing Foreign Studies University’s Faculty of Law held its annual Intellectual Property Mooting Competition on 22–23 May. The Bond University team, consisting of Law students Tom Harrison and James Graham, secured third place overall against other competing international universities. The team, under Joel Butler’s guidance, performed outstandingly and only missed a place in the finals by 0.65 of 1 mark. Our accomplishments in this competition add to the impressive list of achievements in mooting with 14 advocacy awards received to date this year.

The University has agreed as part of its ‘compact’ with the Commonwealth Government to participate in the Sustainable Research Excellence (SRE) program. The outcome of the program is an allocation of $300 million in additional research overhead funding to Universities.

The data for the first trial survey of all staff undertaking research has been finalized and submitted to the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR). The survey response target of 67% was met and the data indicated that research enabled staff spent 28% of their time on teaching, 9% on Australian Competitive Grants, 36% on other research, 4% on research training and 23% on other.

During the recent staff forum, five academic staff members were selected from those who participated in the survey to receive a $1000 research grant. Congratulations to the following staff members:

- Dr James Ferguson – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Dr Allan Stirling – Faculty of Health, Sciences and Medicine
- Assist Prof Nikki Milne – Faculty of Health, Sciences and Medicine
- Professor John Farrar – Faculty of Law
- Dr Michael Steele – Faculty of Business, Technology and Sustainable Development.

Mr Soheil Abedian has committed a further $200,000 to fund the establishment of library resources for the School of Architecture. This incredibly kind gift will ensure that our first cohort of students have the very best resources available to them.

Mirvac has agreed to continue their support for the School of Sustainable Development. In addition to a further $100,000 contribution, Mirvac will also partner with Bond in hosting and sponsoring sustainability events for the sector.

LJ Hooker Real Estate has committed to provide a PhD scholarship valued at $45,000 per annum for the next three years. The PhD will support the development of property indices which will be promoted by both Bond and LJ Hooker under the management of Professor George Earl.

The Mirvac School of Sustainable Development building has again been recognised for its outstanding sustainable design in winning the United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Szencorp Green Building Award on 4 June.

Emeritus Professor Tor Hundloe also won the individual award for Outstanding Service to the Environment. Congratulations indeed.

We regret to inform you that from 2011, the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program is open only to domestic applicants.

Bond University is committed to easing the shortage of Medical Practitioners in Australia; therefore applications to the Bachelor of MBBS program are only open to Australian Citizens, Australian permanent residents and holders of an Australian Humanitarian visa. Applications are also open to New Zealand Citizens but not to New Zealand permanent residents. Bond University may accept applications from applicants on behalf of Foreign Governments to which it has entered into specific arrangements.

As an alternative study option, applicants may be counselled to apply for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science program at Bond University as a pre-med program. Upon completion of this 6 semester (two-year program), the applicant may be eligible to undertake postgraduate studies in medicine at another university in Australia or overseas. (Bond does not offer a typical freshman year with General Education classes.)

The Pratt Institute in New York is considered to be the leading architecture school in the world. Dean of the Institute, Professor Tom Hanrahan, visited Bond University this month to participate in a curriculum workshop for our Soheil Abedian School of Architecture, opening in January 2011. This academic friendship is a credit to the Advisory Board as it is the first time the Pratt Institute has worked with any Australian school of architecture. It is with international relationships such as this that we can inspire students and educate them to become internationally recognised ‘work ready’ graduates

Business vs. Law Rugby
Law students: Do you wish to consent to assault and/or battery to prove your worth as a man?
Business students: Time to prove that brawn is better than brains. Time to show those Law students how much those mooting skills help in a ruck! Girls touch rugby starts at 7pm. This is a deciding match for Law. If Business takes this match out, the season is theirs (again). So time to put your pride and body on the line! Update on the winner next newsletter.






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As Principal Legal Officer for the Queensland Government’s Department of Local Government, Sport and Recreation, Bond Law alumnus Bronwyn Nosse has been involved in a string of high profile projects over the past 12 months. Most notably from a local Gold Coast perspective, Bronwyn has been assisting with the legal issues arising from the A1 GP fiasco when the headline open-wheelers withdrew from the Super GP motor racing event just days before the starting gun was due to fire last October.

Also on Bronwyn’s ‘to do’ list was assisting the Crime and Misconduct Commission with its investigation into allegations surrounding the use of funding by Queensland Rugby Union. Undoubtedly providing some welcome relief from such contentious issues was her involvement in Queensland’s bid for the FIFA World Cup in 2018-2022 and the construction of the V8 Supercar track for the inaugural 2009 Dunlop Townsville 400 which turned out to be a huge success when it was held in July.

Above all, Bronwyn’s association with such a variety of projects certainly illustrates the diversity and challenges offered by a career in law. Bronwyn was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship to study at Bond in 1998, opting for dual qualifications in law and international business. Four years later, she graduated with First Class Honours and took home the Una Prentice Memorial Award as Bond’s top female law graduate for 2001.

Whilst she started her career in the private sector as a graduate clerk with Mallesons Stephen Jaques, it wasn’t long before Bronwyn moved to the public sector, joining the Legal and Administrative Review Services division of the Department of Local Government, Planning, Sport and Recreation. In this broad-based area, a key component of her job is to provide relevant, plain English legal information to the department’s non-legal staff. On any given day, she could be advising on native title, general commercial practice, property law, trade practices or freedom of information.

During her years with the Department, she has also been involved in the biggest reform of local government in Queensland’s history and the first ever decorporatisation of local government carried out in Australia. Away from the office, Bronwyn and her partner, Michael, have taken on the equally challenging role of property developers. In 2009, they completed their first subdivision and new build project and have recently purchased another property which they plan to subdivide.

Congratulations to Professor Richard Hays, Dean of the Faculty of Health, Sciences & Medicine who has taken on the portfolio of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Quality/Teaching and Learning). Professor Hays’ dual professional and educational academic credentials will ensure that Bond continues to offer a high quality teaching and learning environment. The Vice Chancellor Professor Richard Stable acknowledges and thanks Professor Raoul Mortley for the outstanding job he has done as PVC (Quality/Teaching and Learning).

Professor Mortley will continue in his role as Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and will also be taking on the role of Pro Vice-Chancellor for Special Projects in which he will manage the current AUQA Audit process through to completion and assist the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost with critical strategic initiatives.

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Professor Malcolm McIntosh PhD (Bradford) BEd (London) FRSA presented the School of Sustainable Development Guest Lecture Series, International Perspectives on the Transition to a Sustainable Enterprise.

Presentation by Daniel Ferris - Topic - Biomedical Indices of training and Competition in Elite Contact Sport Athletes, Faculty of Health Science & Medicine.

Mr Theodore m.h. Huang, Group Chairman, TECO GROUP chairman, chinese national association of industry and commerce
vice-chairman, chinese international economic cooperation association honorary professor of business presented “ASIA PACIFIC’S CURRENT AND FUTURE BUSINESS OUTLOOK” for the Business Faculty

Professor Eva-Maria Svensson presented a seminar on "NORDIC GENDER EQUALITY LAW AND POLICY"

Associate Professor Jason Pierce, Associate Professor & Chair Department of Political Science, University of Dayton presented "The (Ir)relevance of North America in Australia's National Charter Debate"

Professors O guz Baskurt and Herbert Meselman, world Authorities in Blood Rheology presented on "Caompartive Physiology"

Colman Ridge presented on "Successful Green Marketing Serving Cultural Change: The Case of Greenfest"