About - Paul Bourke
Paul Francis Bourke (1938-1999) was a product of the History school at the University of Melbourne who went on to become one of the first Australian historians to obtain American style doctoral training.
Whilst at Flinders University, he served as Professor of American Studies and also as Pro-Vice Chancellor. From Flinders University, he went on to become the Director of the RSSS at ANU and also served as the President of ASSA (1993-1997). Amongst scholars the contribution Paul made to the field of performance measurement is considered to be invaluable.
The Paul Bourke Lecture is named in honour of the late Paul Francis Bourke (1938–1999), President of the academy from 1993–1997. The lecture was inaugurated in 2009 and is presented each year by the recipient of the previous year’s Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research. The lecture is presented at the award winner’s home university and is open to the public. It is usually held in the first half of the year.