Senior Common Room and Alumni
Senior Common Room
The Robb College Senior Common Room (SCR) is a group of people who have a keen interest in Robb College and helping its student to excel academically and personally.
The members of the SCR are involved in the College, the local community and the University. They attend college events, assist in fundraising and offer support and advice. They also get involved in the sporting and cultural pursuits of the college. Robb College students are encouraged to contact the SCR members for help with their studies, for personal support or just for a chat. To get a picture of the varied interests and experience of the Senior Common Room, click through on the box below for more insight.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Environmental Engineering), Master of Science (Geoinformatics)
Contacts: Ph: 02 6773 4550 (wk) 0434197984 (mob) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Areas of assistance: GIS, Surveying, Remote Sensing, Geography
Interests: Swimming, Running, Mountain Climbing, Reading.
Qualifications: Master of Urban and Regional Planning (UNE), Bachelor of Urban Development Engineering (IAU)
Contacts: 02 6773 4550 (wk); 0408 733 456 (mob) Email: email@example.com
Areas of assistance: Urban and Regional Planning, Human and Retail Geography, Urban Design, GIS, Support for International and first year students
Interests: Playing Violin, Reading books, Listening to music (The Church and Steve Kilbey), Yoga, Cooking, Watching movies.
Professor Derek Baker
Qualifications: Ph.D (Pennsylvania State University), B Agr Sc (1st Class Honours) (Massey University)
Contacts: 02 6773 2627 (wk) 0429 905 093 (mob) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Office 411, Building W40, UNE Business School
Areas of assistance: Agricultural systems, Economics, Mathematics, Careers and contacts
Interests: Chains and Networks in Agriculture and Food, Livestock systems, Rugby, Triathlon
Qualifications: B.Ag.Ec (UNE), Assoc. Dip. Bus.(Val). AAPI (Associate of Australian Property Institute)
Contacts: 02 6772-2220 (wk); 0427 885 778 (mob) Email: email@example.com
Areas of assistance: Rural/Agribusiness, Property Consultancy/Property Valuation, Employment opportunities for students in Armidale and district
Interests:Primary production particularly cattle, Rural issues, Most sports particularly rugby, Robb College of course.
Robb resident from 1983 to 1986
Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Graduate Certificate (Env. Science)
Contacts: 04178 186 920 (Mob) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Areas of assistance: Regulatory Law, Financial Services Law, Companies Law, Corporate Governance, Government, (First Year Environmental & Marine Science)
Interests: Williams Syndrome, Disabilities sector, Government and politics (international and national), Hiking, running and certainly not least Millie, Charlotte & Harriet Coupland.
Qualifications:Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Rural Science with Honours, Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics, Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture.
Contacts: 0429 461 092 (mob) Email: email@example.com
Areas of assistance: Business management, Human resource management, Organisational behaviour, Natural resource management, Academic writing.
Interests: Overseas travel, Snow skiing, Cycling, walking, and yoga, Positive psychology, Change and diversity.
Qualifications:Bachelor of Agricultural Economics (UNE), Graduate Certificate in Rural Science (breeding & genetics)
Contacts: 02 6773 4516 (wk); 0428 598 696 (mob) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Areas of assistance: Livestock transport and exports, Feedlot management, Extension and technology transfer, Animal handling and welfare, Meat Judging.
Interests: Rugby, Travel, Livestock, Working dog, International meat and livestock trade.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Rural Science (UNE), Masters of Rural Science (UNE) – Specializing in animal welfare and long-distance road transport
Contacts: 02 6773 4517 (wk) 0427 255 335 (mob) Email: email@example.com
Areas of assistance: Livestock exports, Animal Welfare, Research and Development, Extension and technology transfer. Livestock transport, Livestock Handling.
Interests: Water Skiing, Travel, Livestock, Gardening, Sewing.
Dr Cameron Moore
Qualifications: BA (Hons) (UWA), LLB (UNSW), LLM (JCU), Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, PhD (ANU).
Contacts: 6773 2850 (wk) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Areas of assistance: Law and Arts related subjects
Interests: Military Law, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Constitutional and International Law, Water Polo and Rugby.
Qualifications: B.A. (English) Macquarie University, Dip. Ed. Sydney Teachers’ College, M.A. (General Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language) University of Pittsburgh.
Contacts: 02 6773 3871, 0455 285 637 (mob) Email: email@example.com
Areas of assistance:Academic writing and study skills, Tutor training
Interests:Reading, gardening, travel, sewing, spending time with friends and family.
Dr Adam Smith
Qualifications:BSc, DipNatRes (UNE), MAppSc (SCU), MSocSc (RMITU), PhD (UNE)
Contacts: 02 6649 3419 (wk) 0428 493 419 (mob) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Areas of assistance:Ecology / Biodiversity, Natural Resources Management, Wildlife and water sciences, International development.
Interests: Rowing, bush walking, reading, music, small-acreage farming.
Dr Mark Southwell
Qualifications: Doctor of Philosophy, University of Canberra, Bachelor of Earth and Land Science (Hons), University of Canberra.
Contacts: 02 6773 2656 (wk); 0427 785 344 (mob) Email: email@example.com
Areas of assistance: Physical Geography, Water Science, Natural Hazards
Interests: Bowhunting, fishing, camping/hiking, four wheel driving, mountain biking.
Dr Meg Travers
Qualifications: Master of Liberal Arts (Cultural and Environmental Heritage), ANU, Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Arts, ANU, PhD, UNE
Contacts: 02 6773 2801 (wk); 0488 189 772 (mob) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Areas of assistance: Archaeology, Rock art research.
Interests: Bush walking, camping, reading, kayaking.
Qualifications: Dip FS (Financial Planning), Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment
Contacts: 0428 854 322 (mob), Email: email@example.com
Areas of assistance: Event Management, protocols and procedures.
Interests: Travel, Egyptian history, gardening, spending time with my family.
Associate Professor R.D.B. (Wal) Whalley
Qualifications: B.Sc Agr (Syd), PhD (Calif)
Contacts: Office: Rm 197, Botany. Ph: 02 6773 2477 (wk) 02 6772 3499 (home) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Areas of assistance: Biology – Ecology, Grasses – particularly native grasses, Weed management
Interests: Fishing, particularly for trout, Hunting, Rangeland Science, Students.
Qualifications: B.App.Sc. (Ag.) (Hawksbury)
Contacts:02 6775 1636 (wk); 0427 751 636 (mob) Email: email@example.com
Areas of assistance: Farm Management, Marketing, Personal Development.
Interests: Team sport, Community Service, Mountain Bikes, Church.
Qualifications: Diploma of Education
Contacts: 02 6775 1636 (wk); 0428 751 636 (mob), Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Areas of assistance: Education, Personal development
Interests: Horses / Hacking (and other disciplines), photography, hockey, water skiing.
The Alumni Association is where you end up once you leave College! Its main objectives are to keep past students in touch with the College and each other and to promote the interests of Robb College and its students. This is done through social functions and the Robb Roundup newsletter.
Past Robb students can also offer the potential for work experience and job contacts. You can contact alumni members through the College Office and UNE Alumni, and stay in touch with College happenings and social functions via the Robb Roundup newsletter.