Professor Kenneth Rigby

Adjunct Professor, University of South Australia

Career snapshot

  • Honours degree in economics
  • Teacher for 10 years in English and Australian schools
  • Completed PhD in psychology and lectured in psychology and research methods at the University of South Australia from 1969 to 1994
  • Adjunct Professor at the University of South Australia
  • Researched and published 12 books on bullying
  • Acted in an advisory capacity to schools and the education departments in South Australia, Queensland and Victoria.

Question and answer

Why is the issue of bullying of particular interest to you?

I study the subject with a view to advising schools, Departments of Education and parents, on how they can most effectively deal with the problem of bullying.

Where do you believe you have made a difference in your field?

I hope I have influenced some educators and parents in understanding the problem better and taking more effective action.

How has your area of expertise helped you to contribute to NCAB over the years?

Through presentations at NCAB conferences, providing relevant research papers and offering advice on specific issues.