Professor Boud has been involved in research and teaching development in adult, higher and professional education for over 40 years and has contributed extensively to the literature. He is one of the highest cited researchers in the world in the field of higher education with a current h-index of 93.
Previously he held the positions of Dean of the University Graduate School, Head of the School of Adult and Language Education and Associate Dean (Research and Development) in the Faculty of Education.
Before his appointment at the University of Technology Sydney he was Professor and Foundation Director of the Professional Development Centre at the University of New South Wales.
Currently, he is also Alfred Deakin Professor and Foundation Director of the Centre for Research on Assessment and Digital Learning at Deakin University, Melbourne and Professor of Work and Learning at Middlesex University, London.