David Boud is Emeritus Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney and a Senior Fellow of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.
He has been involved in research and teaching development in adult, higher and professional education for over 30 years and has contributed extensively to the literature.
Professor Boud's interest lies in the area of how people learn and what can be done to foster their learning. This has taken him to a variety of settings in adult, higher and professional education and prompted an examination of many practices and processes.
His extensive research ranged from new forms of curriculum design such as problem-based learning, negotiated learning and work-based learning to learning practices through the use of reflection, reciprocal peer learning and self and sustainable assessment.
His current focus is in the challenges faced by formal education from new modes of knowledge production, learning in organisations, new practices in doctoral education and the role of assessment for long-term learning.