Councillor David Cohen (2017-2018)
David has been a Fellow of AAG since 1997. He obtained a BSc (hons) in 1983 from Sydney, an MSc in 1986 from Queen’s University, and a PhD in 1990 from UNSW. David has been at the University of New South Wales from 1991 to present where he is a Lecturer and researcher. Currently, he is head of the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences. David is a former Vice President and President of the AAG and is currently the AAG’s Symposia Coordinator, Chair of the AAG-SGS Student Paper Prize Committee and the AAG’s representative on the Australian Geoscience Council (and chair of the education committee). He has undertaken research and taught geochemistry for over 30 years, including work on biogeochemistry, selective extractions and regional mapping at the University of New South Wales. He was the 2013 AusIMM visiting lecturer to New Zealand. He has supervised a substantial number of honours and postgraduate students and attended 12 IAGS. He is committed to helping develop and implement the new strategic plan for the AAG.