Chris Boyle

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Dr Chris Boyle
Full name Christopher Boyle
Born (1972-08-11) 11 August 1972 (age 44)
Glasgow, Scotland
Years League Role
2010– A-League Referee

Dr. Chris Boyle (born 11 August 1972 in Glasgow, Scotland) is an association football Referee who currently referees in the Australian A-League. He is currently employed as a Senior Lecturer in Educational Psychology at the University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia. Dr. Boyle has written extensively on subjects of psychology and inclusive education. He has edited and authored over 30 publications (some can be downloaded for free here). Dr. Boyle's four book publications can be viewed here:

He is currently Editor of the Australian Psychological Society's journal The Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist which is published biannually by Cambridge University Press.


Boyle has officiated matches in both the Scottish Premier League, Scottish Football League First Division and Scottish Football League Second Division making him one of the most experienced referee's in the A-League. He has also officiated a Scottish Challenge Cup game. He made headlines in his debut match of his A-League career when he officiated the game between Melbourne Victory and North Queensland Fury at AAMI Park. During the game, he awarded three penalties (two to Melbourne, one to North Queensland), and handed out two red cards to North Queensland players Chris Grossman and Eric Akoto.[1]

Boyle has previously worked as a secondary school teacher and as an educational psychologist in the UK. He has also lectured on the professional training programme for educational psychologists at the University of Dundee, UK and in the subject areas of child development and psychology with the Open University, UK. He has completed his PhD at the University of Dundee in the area of inclusion in secondary schools and teacher perceptions of inclusion which both form the main components of his current research interests.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Nine-man Fury claim point". A-League. 22 August 2010. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 

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