Professor Roy Sidle has over 40 years of research, teaching, outreach and leadership experience in hydrology, earth sciences, environmental science, sustainability, and natural resources management in four continents — North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Prior to joining UCA, he served as a Director of the Sustainability Research Centre, at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia, where he supervised numerous faculty members, post-doctoral researchers, PhD candidates, and honours students. He has held other leadership positions including the Director of Ecosystems Research Division with National Exposure Research Laboratory at the United States Environmental Protection Agency; Professor of Geology and Director of the Environmental Science Programme, Appalachian State University, United States ; Professor and Head of the Slope Conservation Section, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan; Professor of Geography, National University of Singapore, and Executive Officer of Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone Project, Netherlands.
Professor Sidle holds a PhD. in Soils/Civil Engineering /Hydrology from the Pennsylvania State University and a master's from the University of Arizona, both in the United States. He is a Fellow in the American Geophysical Union and recently received the International Award for “significant contributions to progress in the field of hydrology and water resources and valuable devotion to collaboration with Japanese and Asian researchers” from Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources.