George Boyne

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George Boyne is principal and vice-chancellor of the University of Aberdeen.[1] He joined the university on 1 August, 2018[2] and was officially installed in his role on 16 January, 2019.[3]

Originally from Aberdeen, Boyne attended King Street Primary School and Aberdeen Grammar School, and is a double graduate of the University of Aberdeen.

He has spent the majority of his academic career in Wales and prior to joining the University of Aberdeen, 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 and was previously dean of Cardiff University's business school.


During his career, Boyne has published eight books and over 140 articles in academic journals.[4] His main research interest is the explanation and evaluation of organisational performance in the public sector.

Honours and awards[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Principal About The University of Aberdeen". Retrieved 2018-10-12.
  2. ^ "New era as new Principal joins University of Aberdeen News The University of Aberdeen". Retrieved 2018-10-12.
  3. ^ "Duchess of Cornwall congratulates new principal of University of Aberdeen". HeraldScotland. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  4. ^ "George Boyne - Google Scholar Citations". Retrieved 2018-10-12.