Jim Barbour retires

Staff Writer

Jim Barbour is retiring from Swinburne and hence the industry this week. Jim finished up teaching the Commercial Radio Course at Swinburne when the University shut it down back in late 2012.

Back then, his colleague Peter Marcato said: "I know Jim is quite humbled with all the attention, and doesn’t like the spotlight being on him but I think it’s important to recognise the person who has been pivotal to so many careers. From engineering Men at Works Business as Usual album to working at SAFM to starting the course in 1989, Jim has enjoyed plenty of success over his career.

"Jim is a man of the highest integrity, someone who practices what he preaches and treats all within the industry, university and beyond with an enormous amount of respect. He sets an excellent example for others to follow. Having had the pleasure of being a student and colleague, he has been an invaluable mentor to me as well as many others."

Jim will be continuing to work on his PhD and will be traveling with his wife, who is retiring at the same time.

If you'd like to contact Jim after this week his new email is [email protected] (his students will understand the significance of the address).

Read Peter's full article about Jim from November 2012 here.

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