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Dr David Halliwell

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Acting Executive Dean SEBE

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

Office of the Exec Dean SEBE

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

Biography

Dr David Halliwell is an Industry Professor and Deputy Dean for the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment at Deakin University. David is also the Director of Research Partnerships, a role where he works across the Faculty and externally with numerous stakeholders from the public and private sector to drive industry engagement with the University. He was previously the Director of the Centre for Regional and Rural Futures (CeRRF), Deakin University, a role he held from Aug 2015 – Dec 2018.

Prior to joining Deakin David held several executive and research leadership roles including Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Water Research Australia Limited (WaterRA) (2012-2015); General Manager / Program Manager – Research at WaterRA (2008-2014); Research Director – Environmental Health and Chemistry at the Department of Primary Industries (DPI Victoria) (2006-2008); and Key Project Manager / Senior Research Scientist DPI Victoria (1997 – 2005).

David has a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemistry (Monash University, 1998), a Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Monash University, 2003), a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours (Deakin University, 1993) and he is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD, 2012).

David has approximately 25 years of research and management experience working across STEM related disciplines, including research and executive leadership roles in the public and private sectors. David currently holds a number of governance roles, including membership of the Faculty Executive and Faculty Board, representation on numerous Project Steering Committees (including Chairing roles), and externally on various Project Control Boards and Deputy Chair for the Investor Oversight Committee for the multi-million dollar Victorian Drought Hub initiative.

David’s current role provides leadership, mentoring and coaching across the Science, Engineering and Built Environment Faculty at Deakin to drive industry engagement and help deliver on the University’s strategy. The success of these efforts are realised by the substantial growth in industry research income for the Faculty since joining Deakin in late 2015.

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Biography summary

David is an Industry Professor and Deputy Dean for the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment at Deakin University. David also has oversight of industry engagement for the Faculty and was previously the Director of Deakin's Centre for Regional and Rural Futures (CeRRF). Prior to joining Deakin in 2015, David held several executive and research leadership roles in the public and private sector, including CEO and General Manager (Research) for Water Research Australia Ltd and Research Director for DPI (Victoria). David has a PhD in Chemistry, an MBA and a BSc (Hons) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Publications

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2015

National occurrence of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA): an investigation of 38 Australian drinking water supplies

D Liew, J Culbert, K Linge, M Farré, N Knight, J Morran, D Halliwell, G Newcombe, J Charrois

(2015), pp. 135-149, ACS Symposium Series, Washington, D.C., B1-1

book chapter
2004

Temporal variability in phosphorus transfers: classifying concentration-discharge event dynamics

P Haygarth, B Turner, A Fraser, S Jarvis, T Harrod, D Nash, D Halliwell, T Page, K Beven

(2004), Vol. 8, pp. 88-97, Hydrology and earth system sciences, [Göttingen Germany], C1-1

journal article
2003

Phosphorus and selected metals mobilized from two commercial fertilizers into overland flow during border irrigation

D Nash, D Halliwell, M Hannah, L Clemow, B Webb

(2003), Vol. 67, pp. 255-264, Nutrient cycling in agroecosystems, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2001

Hydrolysis of triphosphate from detergents in a rural waste water system

D Halliwell, I McKelvie, B Hart, R Dunhill

(2001), Vol. 35, pp. 448-454, Water research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2000

Lead concentrations in Eucalyptus sp. in a small coastal town

D Halliwell, N Turoczy, F Stagnitti

(2000), Vol. 65, pp. 583-590, Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal article

Factors affecting phosphorus export from a pasture-based grazing system

D Nash, M Hannah, D Halliwell, C Murdoch

(2000), Vol. 29, pp. 1160-1166, Journal of environmental quality, Madison, Wis., C1-1

journal article

Inorganic monophosphate determination in overland flow from irrigated grazing systems

D Halliwell, J Coventry, D Nash

(2000), Vol. 76, pp. 77-87, International journal of environmental analytical chemistry, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Tracing phosphorous transferred from grazing land to water

D Nash, D Halliwell

(2000), Vol. 34, pp. 1975-1985, Water research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
1999

Controlling soil water content in fertiliser dissolution experiments

K Barlow, D Halliwell, D Nash

(1999), Vol. 55, pp. 7-14, Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Geelong Economic Futures: An exploration of significant private sector investment opportunities

Mr David Downie, Luke Fraser, Dr David Halliwell

G21 Grant - Research - Geelong Region Alliance, City of Greater Geelong - Creative Communities Grants

  • 2016: $150,000

Best practice case study analysis of ecologically sensitive brownfield redevelopments

Dr David Halliwell, Dr Fiona Gray

Department of Environment Land Water and Planning

  • 2016: $26,262

Gender equity framework

Dr David Halliwell

City of Greater Geelong - Creative Communities Grants

  • 2017: $40,000

Infrastructure Futures Phase 1

Prof Carol Boyle, Prof Douglas Creighton, Dr David Halliwell, Dr Adrian Panow

Barwon Water, Coliban Water, WW Grant - Research - Wannon Region Water Corporation (Wannon Water)

  • 2018: $75,000

Industry and Other Funding

What can Geelong learn from international second-tier cities

Dr Fiona Gray, Dr David Halliwell

Committee for Geelong

  • 2016: $16,200

Exploring the molecular genetics and chemistry of tropane alkaloid production in species belonging to the Australian tribe Anthrocercideae, family Solanaceae

Dr David Halliwell

G Crumpton and Sons and Co Pty Ltd

  • 2018: $10,000
  • 2017: $10,000
  • 2016: $10,000

Meta analysis of piggery operation data to improve performance

Dr David Halliwell

Pigco Pty Ltd

  • 2018: $30,000

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report