About Dr Neville Buch
Neville Buch (Pronounced Book)
Dr. Neville Buch has a history Ph.D. and has also completed post-doctoral work in local community and institutional history projects, including histories of a Catholic secondary college, a state primary school, and Protestant & Catholic organisations. He has published several papers in an international reference book on historic places and history conference publications and is currently working as a professional historian.
Dr. Buch is a certified member of the Professional Historians Association (Queensland). He is also the published author of two major school histories and has researched and written at a post-doctoral level. The first book is a 150,000-word tome, exploring the place of a 150-year-old primary school for the local community in inner Southside Brisbane. The second work is an 18,000-word coffee-table book on the 40-year history of St Thomas More College, in Sunnybank. He has worked in several professional capacities over two decades, as a secondary school teacher, university administrator, and higher education researcher.
Dr. Buch is an independent researcher in intellectual history, exploring influential social thinkers in Queensland’s past. In 2015 he was working as one of four Q ANZAC Fellows at the State Library of Queensland. He is also currently working on several major history projects.
“I have known Neville almost twenty years, and I was Head of the History Department at The University of Queensland when he completed his Ph.D. He has been well trained in research and writing methods, and this is evident in the range of topics that he has been recently involved in – from family history, through institutional histories (church, school), to biography and company history. He is also currently collaborating on a project to map the history of south-side Brisbane, as well as preparing a strategic plan for an organisation.
Furthermore, Neville is skilled in the use of electronic technology in respect of the collection and presentation of historical evidence. For example he has designed an archival database, to digitise local history collections. As another example, since he took over last year as editor of the e-bulletin of the Professional Historians Association (Queensland) he has totally revamped the newsletter into a highly professional and readable medium of communication.
I also want to draw attention to the skills and aptitude Neville has as a research officer – preparing policy papers and writing speeches – for organisations and committees. He gained this experience through appointments to Griffith and Melbourne universities between 1997 and 2008.
I have full confidence that Neville Buch can produce for you a thoroughly researched and well-written, useful and interesting historical compilation.”
DR W. ROSS JOHNSTON
“Neville is a fellow member of the Professional Historians Association of Queensland. He is a member of the Management Committee, as Editor of the Association’s eBulletin newsletter. Neville is an enthusiastic and concientious historian with the ability to at once see both the complex, strategic picture regarding complex historical questions, and the detail required to flesh out derived answers, at the same time. This is a trait developed by all good historians.”
Geoff Doherty, Local Historian
“Neville is a passionate advocate for history and extremely diligent historian.”
Katie McConnel, Curator at Queensland University of Technology
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