Academic Board

Professor David James AO

David is the former Vice-Chancellor, University of Ballarat, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University and Professor of Applied Chemistry at Bond University

Professional Recognition

Awarded Order of Australia

Emeritus Professor


PHD Physical Chemistry

Masters Physical Chemistry


David has published some 120 refereed scientific papers and three books. He was a speaker or an invited speaker at scientific meetings in 7 countries. From the mid-1980’s he had an increasing interest in applied research and in 1987 floated a company out of the university to examine the medical and industrial applications of lasers. At this time he also held a part-time position as Professor of Applied Chemistry at Bond University

Other activities

  • President Volunteers for Isolated Students Education since 2001
  • Chair Ballarat Foundation since 2001
  • President Ballarat Rotary Club 2005
  • Chair JANA Ballarat2001-2005
  • President Ballarat New Generation Probus Club 2005-6
  • Chair Committee for Ballarat 2006
  • Chair and Board Member C-Ballarat 2001-
  • Chair Victorian Science, Technology and Innovation Awards 2005
  • Chair Co-operative Association of Victorian Libraries 2001-2006