Dr Boyd B. Dent

Boyd has practised as an environmental hydrogeologist for many years and been associated with the IMGA since its earliest days. He created and manages the LinkedIn site “Medical Geology Group”. He is a classically trained geoscientist with a broad interest in the Earth’s surface and the relationship with society, and for many years worked as an engineering geologist on dam, road and hillside building projects. He has achieved an international reputation for his dissertations and expositions on the geoscience of cemeteries and various matters related to managing the deceased. His experience spans academic and consulting roles primarily focused on the east coast of Australia, and particularly the extensive lignite deposits of the Latrobe Valley. Boyd has also held marketing and business development roles in ‘green’ industries (insulation; recycled plastic; surface water harvesting). Most recently he has been working with government departments on complex planning policy and practice matters.