Dr Boyd D. Blackwell
Principal Research Leader (Enduring Community Value from Mining), CRC for Remote Economic Participation - UNE Business School
Phone: +61 2 6773 3279
I am an applied economist with research, teaching, and consulting experience in resource, environmental, ecological and public-good economics and policy.
Currently leading the Enduring Community Value from Mining Team within the Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation at the UNE Business School, Armidale, New England, Australia.
Team projects include:
- Tracking and Mapping Mine Expenditure to Help Enhance Common Benefits Between Communities and Industry
- Mine Lifecycle Planning and Enduring Community Value from Mining
- Corporate Social Responsibility in Mining in Remote Australia
- Agent Based Modelling to Capture the Benefits and Costs of Remote Mining and Dependent Communities
- Geographical Information Systems and Mapping Remote Australian Mining Economies and Communities
- Synthesis Toolkit For Remote Communities
- Local Government Rating Schemes of Mining Companies
- Overcoming Barriers to Finance in Remote Australia
- International Comparison of Sami and Aboriginal Experiences with Mining: Sweden and Australia
B Com, B Econ, P G B Econ (Hons), Ph D (UQ)
Member, Australian Economic Society (NSW Branch), Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Royal Economic Society, American Economic Association
Honorary Associate, National Centre for Marine Conservation, Fisheries and Aquaculture, AMC, UTas and Associate, Beaches, Surfing and Climate Change in Australia
I have built a strong portfolio of work around coastal and marine management including preparing:
- socio-economic reviews of water withdrawals for Northern and Southern communities of the Murray-Darling Basin
- a value and equity framework for coastal adaptation of camping and caravan parks for the Western Coastal Board, Victoria
- an economic assessment of, and sustainable finance plan for, the South Berry Islands Marine Reserve, Bahamas and
- an economic impact assessment of the invasive Lion Fish on the Dive Industry in the Bahamas.
I previously spent almost five years with the Queensland Government working in number of roles across:
- water reform (pricing and trading)
- water industry compliance (dam safety and corporate governance)
- Office of Energy (economic regulation and analysis) and
- the CRC for Coastal Zone, Estuary and Waterway Management (The Value of Australia's Coastal Assets).
While with the Queensland Government, I completed my PhD from the University of Queensland, Brisbane on The Economics of Coastal Foreshore and Beach Management: Use, Safe Bathing Services, Erosion and Conservation which involved a cross country comparison between Australia and the United States.
Prior to my appointment with UNE, I joined the Economics and Policy team of KPMG in Melbourne as a Manager. There I worked with teams on a range of projects and especially enjoyed developing a financial model for the funding of catchment management authorities in Victoria and modelling regional profile information for Trade and Investment NSW.
From 2006 I taught for five years as a Lecturer and Coastal Economist with the Australian Maritime College (AMC) at the University of Tasmania (UTas). In these roles I helped establish a mainland campus at Rosebud, Victoria and new undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree by research programs in Launceston, Tasmania with the National Centre for Marine Conservation, Fisheries and Aquaculture. Prior to this I taught in a range of economics courses with the University of Queensland, St Lucia and Griffith University, Gold Coast. Across this range of Universities, courses taught and coordinated included:
- Micro and Macroeconomics
- Advanced Microeconomics
- Environmental Economics for Engineers
- Marine Resource Economics
- Conservation Economics
- Ecosystem Assessment for Policy Design
- Quantitative Analysis
- Introduction to Marine and Coastal Conservation
- Environmental Advocacy
Completed Scholar Supervision
Stuart Robertson, PhD scholar, CRC REP and UNE Business School – Mine Lifecycle Planning (APA, CRC REP top-up scholarships)
Simon Perraton, PhD, UTas – Legal Barriers to Waste Water Recycling (UTas and WQRA scholarships)
Current Scholar Supervision
Anne Fordham, PhD scholar, CRC REP and UniSA - Corporate Social Responsibility and Enduring Community Value from Mining (CRC REP scholarship)
Dr Ian Lavering, PhD Scholar, UNE Business School - Type I and II Errors for Mine Approvals in New South Wales
Jim McFarlane, PhD scholar, UNE Business School - The Regional Economic Impacts of the Central Ranges NSW Wine Industry (APA, RAA scholarships)
Kate Rampellini, PhD scholar, CRC REP and Curtin University - Integrated GIS modelling and assessment (CRC REP scholarship)
Paulina Sepulveda-Bravo, PhD scholar, CRC REP and Curtin University - Economic agent based modelling (CRC REP scholarship)
Lyndsay Urquhart, MPh scholar, UNE Business School - The inter-relationships between art, tourism, sport and healing camps (UNE Apted scholarship)
Briony Wills, Honours Scholar, UNE Business School - Overcoming Barrier to Finance in Remote Australia (CRC REP scholarship)
Major research interests
Enduring community value from mining for remote and regional Australia; natural resource, environmental, ecological, coastal and marine, and water economics; valuation of public goods through non-market evaluation techniques; institutions and society; cultural economics; invasive species.
Examples of research projects
- Principal Research Leader, Enduring Community Value from Mining for the CRC for Remote Economic Participation and UNE Business School:
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the CRC for Remote Economic Participation in partnership with UNE Business School, mapping and tracking mining expenditure in remote Australia to create enduring community value
- Economic Assessment and Sustainable Finance Plan for the South Berry Islands Marine Reserve, The Nature Conservancy and Bahaman Department of Marine Resources, through the American Museum of Natural History, New York
- Mineral Assessments for Regional Forestry Agreements, Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics
- Icon Value from World Heritage Listing, International Centre for Ecotourism Research and Australian Heritage Commission
- Equity and Value Framework for Coastal Caravan Parks, Western Coastal Board, Victoria
- Rural Water Reform: Pricing and Trading, Price Elasticity of Demand for Urban Water, and Economic Risk Assessment for Funding Spillway Upgrades, Queensland Government
- The Value of Australia's Coastal Biomes; CRC for Coastal Zone, Estuary and Waterway Management
- Building a Marine Alliance, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
- Some Economic Aspects of a Marine Invader: Rice Grass (Spartina Anglica), The Royal Society of Tasmania, Launceston Branch
- Financial Risk Assessments, Regional Development Australia
- Funding Model for Catchment Management Authorities, Victoria, Department of Sustainability and Environment
- Ocean Outfalls, Waste Water Recycling, and Reuse: Economic and Institutional Analysis, Clean Ocean Foundation
- Assessing the Impacts of Dredging in Port Phillip Bay, National Centre for Marine and Coastal Conservation.
- Member, UNE Centre for Agribusiness
- Member, UNE Centre for Local Government
- Honorary Associate, National Centre for Marine and Coastal Conservation, Australian Maritime College, The University of Tasmania
- President and 2015 Conference Chair, Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economic
Recent Research Outputs
Refereed Journal Articles
Blackwell B, McFarlane J, Fischer A, and B Dollery (2017) Diversifying Cores but Stagnant Peripheries: Mining and Other Industry Employment Contributions to Development in Local Government Areas of the Northern Territory, Economic Papers, Early View: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1759-3441.12182/full
Blackwell B (2017) Editorial: An Overview of Thriving Through Transformation, Special Issue, Thriving Through Transformation: Ideas for Local to Global Sustainability, International Journal of Rural Law and Policy, No. 2, Article ID 5525. http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/ ijrlp.i2.2017.5525
Blackwell B, McFarlane J and A Fischer (2017) Enduring Community Value from Mining: Measuring the employment impacts of mine closure for remote communities and considering issues for transformation. Special Issue, Thriving Through Transformation: Ideas for Local to Global Sustainability, International Journal of Rural Law and Policy, No. 2, Article ID 4943. http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/ijrlp.i2.2017.4943
Fordham A, Robinson G & B Blackwell. 2017. 'Corporate social responsibility in resource companies – Opportunities for developing positive benefits and lasting legacies', Resources Policy, Vol. 52, pp. 366-376. Available 8 May 2017 from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resourpol.2017.04.009
McFarlane J, Blackwell B, and S Mounter (in press) 'Good gardening for a perennial economy: What’s the optimal growth path for a regional economy? Journal of Developing Areas. 2017.
Robertson S, Blackwell B & McFarlane J (2017) The viability of remote mining communities: insights from community perceptions and employment impact assessments, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, early view, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14615517.2017.1354640
Blackwell, B.D. and S. Robertson (2016), ‘Enduring value for remote communities from mining: Synthesising production, employment, populations, and reform opportunities’, Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social Contexts, Special Issue: Synthesis & Integration Writing from the Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation, April, No. 19, pp. 116-147. http://dx.doi.org/10.18793/LCJ2016.19.08
McFarlane J, Grant B, Blackwell B, and S Mounter (2016) 'Combining amenity with experience: exploring the hidden capital of a winescape experience', Tourism Economics Online first: http://teu.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/08/26/1354816616665754.full.pdf+html
McFarlane, JA., Blackwell, BD., Mounter, SW., and Grant, BJ., (2016) ‘From agriculture to mining: The changing economic base of a rural economy and implications for development’, Economic Analysis and Policy 49(1): 56-65. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eap.2015.11.012
Robertson, S. and Blackwell, B., (2016) ‘Remote mining towns on the rangelands: determining dependency within the hinterland ’, The Rangeland Journal, 37(6): 583-596. Accessible 23 December 2015 from: http://www.publish.csiro.au/?act=view_file&file_id=RJ15046.pdf
Blackwell B, Fischer A, McFarlane J and Dollery B (2015). 'Mining and other industry contributions to employment leakage in Australia's Northern Territory', Journal of Developing Areas, Special Issue, 49(6): pp. 263-278. Accessed 30 Sep 2015 from: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_developing_areas/summary/v049/49.6.blackwell.html
Blackwell, B., Dollery, B. E. and Grant, B. (2015) 'Institutional vehicles for place-shaping in remote Australia', Space and Polity, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 150-169. Accessed 30 Sep 2015 from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13562576.2015.1014227
Blackwell B, McFarlane J and S Blake (2014) Local Employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples by Local Government Area in the Northern Territory: Red Dirt Employment and Income, Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 72-90.
Perraton S, Blackwell B, Fischer A, Gaston T and G Meyers (2014) 'Systemic barriers to wastewater reuse in Australia: Some jurisdictional examples', Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 355-372. doi: 10.1080/14486563.2014.955889. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14486563.2014.955889#.VGf0G0vlens
Robertson S and B Blackwell (2014) 'Mine lifecycle planning and enduring value for remote communities', International Journal of Rural Law and Policy, Special Issue No. 1, pp. 1-11. http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/ijrlp/article/view/3846
Blackwell B and B Dollery (2014) The impact of mining expenditure on remote communities in Australia: The Ranger uranium mine and the Tanami gold mine in the Northern Territory, Australasian Journal of Regional Studies 20(1): 68-97. 'Accessed 19 Aug 2014 from: http://www.anzrsai.org/assets/Uploads/PublicationChapter/Blackwell-and-Dollery-final.pdf
Nursey-Bray M, Blackwell B, Brooks B, Campbell ML, Goldsworthy L, Haugstetter H, Rodrigues I, Roome M, Wright J, Francis J, and Hewitt CL (2013) Vulnerabilities and adaptation of ports to climate change. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 56(7): 1021-1045. Accessed 23 Jan 2014 from:
Blackwell B and B Dollery (2013) Mining Royalties and Remote Aboriginal Expenditure, Economic Papers 32(3), pp. 360-382. Accessed 14 Jan 2014 from: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1759-3441.12041/abstract
Blackwell B and B Dollery (2013) Income factor shares from mining in remote Australia: An analysis of the Ranger uranium mine and the Tanami gold mine in the Northern Territory, Australasian Journal of Regional Studies 19(3), pp. 369-395. Accessed 19 Aug 2014 from: http://www.anzrsai.org/assets/Uploads/PublicationChapter/546-BlackwellandDollery.pdf
Blackwell B (2012) Local and regional government in remote and unincorporated Australia: Sui Generis? Public Policy, 7(1), pp. 23-46. Accessed 23 Sept 2014 from:
Grant, B., Dollery, B. E., Kortt, M. and Blackwell, B. 2012. 'A Survey of Community Engagement in Australian Local Government', Journal of African & Asian Local Government Studies 1(4): 1-29. 'Accessed 23 Sep 2014 from: http://www.jaalgs.net/journal/index.php/jals/issue/view/4
Blackwell B and C Tisdell (2010) 'The marginal values of lifesavers and lifeguards to beach users in Australia and the United States', Economic Analysis and Policy, 40(1), pp. 209-227. Accessed 18 Jul 11: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0313592610500250
Lazarow N, Miller ML, and B Blackwell (2009) 'The Value of Recreational Surfing to Society', Tourism in Marine Environments, 5(2-3), pp. 145-158. Accessed 18 Dec 2012 from:
Blackwell B (2007) 'The value of a recreational beach visit: An application to Mooloolaba beach and comparisons with other outdoor recreation sites', Economic Analysis and Policy, 37(1), pp. 77-98. Accessed 18 Jul 2011 from: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0313592607500056
Lazarow N, Miller M and B Blackwell (2007) 'Dropping in: A case study approach to understanding the socio-economic impact of recreational surfing and its value to the coastal economy', Shore and Beach, vol. 75, no. 4, pp. 21-31. Accessed 18 Dec 2012 from:
Blackwell B, Lazarow N and M Raybould (2013) 'Beaches as Tourism Assets: Is There Public Underinvestment in their Conservation?', in Tisdell CA (Ed.) Handbook on Tourism Economics: Analysis, New Applications and Case Studies, World Scientific, Beijing. Accessible 18 Dec 2012 from: http://www.worldscibooks.com/economics/7956.html
Blackwell B. 2014. Breaking the cycle of substance abuse in Aboriginal communities: conceptual frameworks and successful programs, with a focus on south-west South Australia. Ninti One Working Paper NW002. Ninti One Limited, Alice Springs. ISBN: 978-1-74158-255-0
Refereed Conference Papers
McFarlane, JA., Blackwell, BD., and Mounter, SW., (2015) ‘Good Gardening For A Perennial Economy: What’s The Optimal Growth Path For A Regional Economy?’, Paper in the Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Conference on Business and Social Sciences 2015, Kuala Lumpa, Malaysia, 23-24 November 2015. Papers accessible via: https://www.aabss.org.au/conference/APCBSS-2015-Kuala-Lumpur/proceedings/all-papers
Blackwell, B, Fischer, A, McFarlane, J, Dollery, B and Blake, S (2015). 'Employment leakage by Local Government Area in the Northern Territory, Australia: The roles of industries, including mining', Paper presentation made to the Australian Conference on Business and Social Sciences 2015: Towards Research Excellence in Business and Social Sciences, 13-14 April, Central Queensland University Sydney Campus, Sydney. Accessed 24 April 2015 from: https://www.aabss.org.au/research-papers/employment-leakage-local-government-area-northern-territory-australia-roles
Perraton SC, Blackwell BD, Gaston TF, Fischer AM and GD Meyers (2013) 'Wastewater reuse in the absence of water scarcity and a market: A case study from Beaconsfield Tasmania (Australia)', Conference Programs & Registration, 1 - 4 July 2013, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Qld (2013). Accessed abstract 16 Jan 2014 from: http://ecite.utas.edu.au/rmdb/ecite/q/ecite_view_author/29789
Perraton SC, Blackwell BD, Fischer AM, Gaston TF and GD Meyers (2012) 'A Comparison of Regulatory Frameworks of wastewater reuse feasibility assessment across two jurisdictions', Program Book Australia New Zealand Society of Ecological Economics 2012 Conference, Monday 12 to Thursday 15 November 2012, Bond University Gold Coast Australia, pp. 1 - 20. Accessed abstract 16 Jan 2014 from: http://ecite.utas.edu.au/rmdb/ecite/q/ecite_view_author/29789
Blackwell B and Iacovino, C (2009) 'Ocean outfalls in Australia: Economics, ecology, recreation and education', The 2009 ANZSEE Conference Proceedings, 'Green Mileage in the Global Meltdown: An Ecological Economic Way Forward', October 27-30, Darwin, Australia. Accessed 26 Nov 09:
Blackwell B and Willcox J (2009) 'Valuing ex ante changes in water quality for the marine environment: A hybrid method applied to Bass Straight, Victoria, Australia', The 2009 ANZSEE Conference Proceedings, 'Green Mileage in the Global Meltdown: An Ecological Economic Way Forward', October 27-30, Darwin, Australia. Accessed 26 Nov 09:
Blackwell B (2008a) "The economics of ocean outfalls and wastewater in Australia: Some empirical evidence on a dog's breakfast?" Proceedings of the 37th Australian Conference of Economists, 30 September to 4 October, Gold Coast, Economics Society of Australia, Queensland Branch, Brisbane. ISBN 978-0-9591806-4-0. Accessed 18 Dec 2012 from:
Blackwell B (2007) 'The ecoservice values for some of Australia's natural coastal assets: How much are our coasts worth and what's missing from the mosaic', Australian and New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics Conference Proceedings, Re-inventing Sustainability: A Climate for Change, July 3-6, 2007, Noosaville, Queensland, Accessed 6 Oct 2007: http://anzsee.org/anzsee2007papers/Abstracts/Blackwell.Boyd.pdf
Blackwell B (2006) 'The Economic Value of Australia's Natural Coastal Assets: Some Preliminary Findings', Australian and New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics Conference Proceedings, Ecological Economics in Action, December 11-13, 2005, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, ISBN 0-473-10899-2. Accessed 6 Oct 07: http://www.anzsee.org/anzsee2005papers/Blackwell_Economic_value_of_Aust_coast.pdf
Grant, B., Dollery, B. E., Kortt, M. and Blackwell, B. (2012). 'A survey of community engagement in Australian local government', paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Local Government', Khon Kaen, Thailand, 15-16 November.
Raybould M, Lazarow N, Anning D, Ware D, and Blackwell B (2011) A travel cost model of local resident's beach recreation values on the Gold Coast. 20th Anniversary NSW Coastal Conference: 20/20 Vision for the coast - Lessons learnt and looking toward future improvement. 8-11 November, Tweed Heads, NSW. Accessed 27 Feb 2012 from:
Blackwell, B. and Fordham, A. (2017b). Enduring Community Value from Mining (ECVM) Program of the Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation (CRC REP), Workshop run as part of ‘Regional Approaches to Community Engagement and Socially-Responsible Mining in Latin America’, Australia Awards Fellowship, A Joint Collaboration between the Queensland University of Technology and the InnovacionAL Network –RM2016001327, 10 February 2017, QUT, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane.
Blackwell, B. (2017 Jan). The Role of Indigenous Cultures in Securing Sustainable Economic Development of Mineral and Energy Resources in Australasia and Europe – Mark II. Presented at the 2017 Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics Conference, The 99% Solution: Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, 9-13 Jnauary 2017, UniSA, Adelaide.
Blackwell, B. and Fordham, A. (2017 Jan). Delivering on the Social and Cultural Development Goals: Tooling-up to Get the Best from Mining for Your Community, Workshop conducted at the 2017 Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics Conference, The 99% Solution: Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, 9-13 Jnauary 2017, UniSA, Adelaide.
Blackwell, B. and McFarlane, J. (2016a, November). Enduring community value from mining (ECVM) - Project update to Advisory Group including presentation of I-O model of remote Austrlia, 28 November 2016, Il Centro La Sala, Brisbane.
Blackwell, B. and McFarlane, J. (2016b, October). Enduring community value from mining (ECVM) - Mapping and tracking mining - October update and presentation of I-O model for remote Australia. Presented at DSD, SA Government, Adelaide.
Blackwell, B. (2016a, June). The role of indigenous cultures in securing sustainable economic development of mineral and energy resources: Australia and Sweden. Presented at the 2016 International Society for Ecological Economics Conference, Transforming the Economy: Sustaining Food, Water and Justice, University of District of Columbia, Washington DC.
Blackwell, B. and Hatfield-Dodds, S. (2016, June). Ecological Economics perspectives from Australia. Roundtable Workshop at the 2016 International Society for Ecological Economics Conference, Transforming the Economy: Sustaining Food, Water and Justice, University of District of Columbia, Washington DC.
Blackwell, B. (2016b, June). A solution to the intractable problems of coal mining in the Liverpool Plains, Presented at the New England Energy Futures Forum, Lazenby Hall, UNE, Armidale. http://www.slideshare.net/Ninti_One/a-solution-to-the-intractable-problems-of-coal-mining-in-the-liverpool-plains
Blackwell, B. (2016c, May). ECVM tracking and mapping mine expenditure. Presented at CSIRO, CRC REP & South Australian Department of State Development 'Social Acceptance and Mineral Development Workshop', Flinders University, Adelaide.
Blackwell, B. (2016d, May). Mining wilderness, food and traditional people's: How to transcend and transform the imbedded conflicts presented through multiple and sequential use of remote resources, Presented at the Wilderness workshop: 20 years on and 20 years ahead, Environmental Humanities Group, Oorala Aboriginal Centre, University of New England, Armidale.
Blackwell, B. (2016e, May). Recent findings from the ECVM project: Tracking and mapping mine expenditure - May update, Presented at ECVM Advisory Group Meeting, Ninti One Ltd offices, Adelaide.
Blackwell, B., Fischer, A. and McFarlane, J. (2015) 'Enduring Community Value from Mining Project Recent Findings - Mapping and Tracking Mining', Paper presented to the 2015 ANZSEE Conference, Thriving Through Transformation: Local to Global Sustainability, 19-23 October 2015, UNE Business School, Armidale, NSW. Presentation recordings accessible via: https://capture.une.edu.au/ess/portal/section/1d7d7b8b-8301-4a5d-aa8e-d912d45922ef
Blackwell, B. (2015a) 'Valuing Common Good Institutions in Society: An Example from Remote Australia for Remote Australia', Paper presented to the 2015 ANZSEE Conference, Thriving Through Transformation: Local to Global Sustainability, 19-23 October 2015, UNE Business School, Armidale, NSW. Presentation recordings accessible via: https://capture.une.edu.au/ess/portal/section/1d7d7b8b-8301-4a5d-aa8e-d912d45922ef
Blackwell, B. (2015b) 'Mining Wilderness, Food & Traditional Peoples: How to Transcend & Transform the Intractable Conflicts between Mining and Agriculture', Presentation to the 2015 ANZSEE Conference, Thriving Through Transformation: Local to Global Sustainability, 19-23 October 2015, UNE Business School, Armidale, NSW. Presentation recordings accessible via: https://capture.une.edu.au/ess/portal/section/1d7d7b8b-8301-4a5d-aa8e-d912d45922ef
Blackwell, B., Fischer, A., McFarlane J., Dollery B. and Blake, S. (2015) Employment leakage by Local Government Area in the Northern Territory, Australia: The roles of industries, including mining, Journal of Developing Areas, Presentation made to the Australian Conference on Business and Social Sciences 2015: Towards Research Excellence in Business and Social Sciences, 13-14 April, Central Queensland University Sydney Campus, Sydney [Best Paper Award]. Accessed 24 April 2015 from: http://www.slideshare.net/Ninti_One/employment-leakage-by-local-government-are-in-the-northern-territory-australia-the-roles-of-industries-including-mining
Blackwell B and Dollery B (2015) Resource Taxation and Remote Aboriginal Expenditure. Presentation to the Sustainable Minerals Institute Seminar Series, Thursday 12 February 2015 10-11am, The University of Queensland, St Lucia. http://www.uq.edu.au/events/event_view.php?event_id=11053
Blackwell B, Blackley S, Rolfe J, Scarborough H, Walker C & C Tsioulus (2015) 'Coastal caravan parks and economic benefits of climate change adaptation', Presentation to the National Seachange Taskforce Coastal Councils Conference 2015, 9-11 March, Cape Schanck, Victoria.
Blackwell B, Jones A, Schlacher T & J Schoeman (2015) 'Beach ecosystem services, economic values and coastal management', Presentation to the National Seachange Taskforce Coastal Councils Conference 2015, 9-11 March, Cape Schanck, Victoria. Accessed 10 March 2016 from: https://stokes2013.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/t11-blackwell.pdf
Blake S, Haslam-Mckenzie F, Blackwell B, McFarlane J and Fischer A (2014) The Structure of the Regional Economy of Barkly (NT*) Based on ABS Employment Data, Presentation to Tennant Creek Working in Partnership Workshop, Commonwealth Department of Industry, Tennant Creek 15-16 May, Northern Territory. Accessed 13 August 2014 from: http://www.crc-rep.com.au/resource/Blake_EtAl_StructureBarklyEconomy_April2014.pdf
McFarlane S, Blackwell B and Mounter S (2014) 'Economic Contributions of Viticulture and Winemaking in the Central Ranges Zone of New South Wales, Australia', The 58th Annual Australian Agriculture and Resource Economics Society (AARES) Conference, 4-7 February 2014, Port Macquarie, NSW.
Blackwell B (2013) Remote Communities and Enduring Value from Mining. Mining in a Sustainable World Conference: Environmental, Social, and Political Economic Issues, 13-15 October 2013, UNE, Armidale. View recording via 'Asia Pacific Issues. 45:53 – Prof. Amarjit Kaur and Dr Boyd Blackwell' from: http://www.une.edu.au/about-une/academic-schools/school-of-humanities/news-and-events/peace-studies-conference/conference-presentation-recordings
Blackwell B and B Dollery (2012a) Factor shares from mining: case studies from remote Northern Territory. Australian and New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics 2012 Conference - Green Growth or De-Growth? 12-15 November, Bond University, Gold Coast. Abstract accessed 18 Dec 2012 from: http://crc-rep.com/publication/crc-rep-0054
Blackwell B and B Dollery (2012b) A social-economic framework for assessing enduring value from mining for remote communities. Australian and New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics 2012 Conference - Green Growth or De-Growth? 12-15 November, Bond University, Gold Coast. Abstract accessed 18 Dec 2012 from: http://crc-rep.com/publication/crc-rep-0052
Blackwell B, Dollery B and B Grant (2012) Place shaping and governance in remote Australia. Australian and New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics 2012 Conference - Green Growth or De-Growth? 12-15 November, Bond University, Gold Coast. Abstract accessed 18 Dec 2012 from: http://crc-rep.com/publication/crc-rep-0053
Blackwell B (2012) Enduring Community Value: Tracking and Mapping The Flow of Money from Mines. April presentation to UNE Business School and AARES Armidale Branch. Accessed 18 Dec 2012 from:
Haslam McKenzie F, Blackwell B, Sepulveda-Bravo P (2012) Overview of the Enduring Community Value from Mining project in the Regional Economies program. CRC-REP Partner presentations. Accessed 18 Dec 2012 from:
Blackwell B, McFarlane J and R Stayner. (2016). An Independent Review of the Social and Economic Inputs to the Northern Basin Review: Final Report. Armidale: University of New England. Retrieved from https://www.mdba.gov.au/sites/default/files/pubs/NB-social-economic-modelling-review%28UNE%29.pdf
Blackwell B, McFarlane J and R Stayner. (2016). Independent Review of MDBA Dirranbandi (& Hebel) and St George: Socio-Economic Modelling for the Northern Basin: Final Report 23 June 2016. Armidale: University of New England.
Blackwell B, Dockery M, Blake S, Vincent A, Lovell J, Bubb A, Lee S & Raggatt R (2014) Ninti One - Making an Impact in Remote Australia: Ten Years of Ninti One Impacts: 2003 - 2013, Final Draft Report, Ninti One Limited, Alice Springs. See related pamphlet: http://nintione.com.au/sites/default/files/upload/impacts-web_0.pdf
Blackwell B, Maynard D, Gaston T, Gould S, Wright J, Leonard K and D Bryant (2010) Marine Education: Bicheno Devil of a Swim, April 4, 2010, National Centre for Marine Conservation and Resource Sustainability, Australian Maritime College, The University of Tasmania, Newnham.
Ocean swims, bike riding, old buildings, rugby, French culture, and my family.
Best Paper Award, Australasian Conference of Business and Social Sciences 2015 (Blackwell, Fischer, McFarlane and Dollery, 2015)
Best Research Output Impact Award, CRC Remote Economic Participation, Ninti One Ltd 2015.