Guy Ballard
University of New England

Guy Ballard bio photoAssociate Professor Guy Ballard

Associate professor, School of Environmental and Rural Science, University of New England

See Associate Professor Ballard’s full research profile here.

Research outputs linked to policy change and decision-making

  • The research Associate Professor Ballard leads and participates in contributes to important agri-ecosystem management theory and real-world practice. He consults, involves and engages a diverse range of collaborators and stakeholders (including landholders, government agencies, industry bodies, students and academics) to inform policy and on-ground management, identify research gaps and select future research directions.
  • Associate Professor Ballard’s research influences state and national policy, including the National Wild Dog Action Plan, and continues to contribute to large-scale conservation projects such as the NSW Saving our Species program.
  • His research record includes work on the ecology and management of dingoes and other wild dogs, red foxes, feral cats, spotted-tailed quolls, brush-tailed rock-wallabies, feral goats, camera trapping, invasive species theory and the human dimensions of wildlife management.

Current academic employment and positions

  • 2020–present: associate professor, School of Environmental and Rural Science, University of New England
  • 2019–present: research leader – predator management, NSW Department of Primary Industries
  • 2013–2018: project leader, Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre.

Highest qualification

  • 2006: PhD, University of New England.

Major prizes, medals and honours

  • 2009: Invasive Animals CRC Award for Research Collaboration.

Links with non-government groups or networks

  • Associate Professor Ballard currently leads a $30 million collaborative research project, funded by the NSW Environmental Trust, to develop strategies for effective feral cat management and participate in ongoing research projects on the ecology and management of dingoes in north-west NSW, ‘Saving our Species’ projects on both spotted-tailed quolls and brush-tailed rock-wallabies and is a co-investigator on the Preparing for Reset project, a landscape-scale invasive predator project in north-east NSW (2017–2022).
  • Associate Professor Ballard is current member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission dingo working group.

My Projects

Current projectCompleted project
NESP RLH, 2021-2027NESP, 2015-2021NERP, 2012-2015TRaCK, 2005-present