Dr Trevor James Anthony Batrouney is a fourth generation Australian Lebanese. His great grand father migrated to Australia in 1889. Dr. Batrouney's academic qualifications include : Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, Master of Education and Doctor of Philosophy.
He held these following positions: Principal Lecturer at the Hawthorn Institute of Education, Social Researcher at the Ecumenical Migration Centre, Coordinator, Community Relations Project at the Ethnic Community Council of Victoria, Manager at the Social and Demographic Research Bureau of Immigration and Population research, Assistant Director at the same place, then became an Acting Director, Research Manager at the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Dr Batrouney has used research, writing and public speaking skills to serve all sections of the Australian Lebanese community. He wrote a report on the settlement needs of Lebanese in Melbourne in 1982, was a member of the Australian Lebanese Association of Victoria 1982-83, first secretary of the Australian Lebanese Welfare Committee, was the President of St. Georges Antiochian Orthodox church's committee in1983 and he was the chief negotiator for the purchase of the church, hall and presbytery from the Anglicans. Was vice chairman of the Lebanese Employment Task Force 84-85, in 1985 he co-authored with his brother Andrew The Lebanese in Australia which is used as a school reference and is found in all libraries. He wrote numerous articles and reports on many Lebanese issues such as the elderly, emigration, youth, heritage and Lebanese Diaspora. Dr Batrouney also prepared and wrote more than thirty three research and publications concerning Migration and Settlement with titles such as : Elderly Lebanese in Melbourne 1989, A legacy of the Hawker 1989, African Communities in Melbourne 1991, Kurdish Migration and Settlement in Australia 1995, Australia's Religious Profile 1997, and of course the Lebanese in Australia and many others.