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Originally from Aberdeen, Boyne is a double graduate of the University of Aberdeen and has spent the majority of his academic career in Wales.
Prior to joining the university, Boyne was pro vice-chancellor of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and a professor of public sector management at Cardiff University. He was also a member of the university executive board. He was previously dean of Cardiff University's business school.
During his career, Boyne has published eight books and over 140 articles in academic journals. His main research interest is the explanation and evaluation of organisational performance in the public sector.
Honours and awards
2009 – 2011: president of the Public Management Research Association
2010: fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences
2010 – 2012: chair of the public and non-profit division, Academy of Management
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