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Professor Caroline Finch

AO, PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons)

Professor Caroline Finch joined Edith Cowan University (ECU) in 2018 as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Vice-President with the responsibility for leading research at ECU.

Professor Finch is, herself, a highly accomplished academic and world-renowned researcher. She is the author of over 700 research-related publications, and has earned more than $22m in research funding over the course of her career. She was a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Principal Research Fellow from 2004-2016. She held NHMRC research funding continually from 2004-2016 and also has had Australian Research Council (ARC) funding continually since 2004.

Prior to her appointment as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Vice-President, she was the Dean of Graduate Studies at Federation University Australia. She has previously held Research Professor roles at the University of New South Wales (2003-6), University of Ballarat (2006-10), Monash University (2010-13) and Federation University Australia (2013-2018). She is also a Director on the National Board of Sports Medicine Australia and a member of the Editorial Board of several international sports medicine and injury prevention journals.

Professor Finch holds a PhD in Mathematics/Statistics at Monash University and a Research Masters in Mathematical Statistics from Latrobe University. She is known globally for her injury prevention, injury surveillance and sports medicine research. She has previously been ranked as one of the 10 most highly published injury researchers of all time and is recognised as one of the most influential sports medicine researchers internationally. In 2015, she was awarded the American Public Health Association Distinguished International Career Award from the Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section.

In 2018, Professor Finch was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for her distinguished service to sports medicine, particularly in the area of injury prevention as an educator, researcher and author, and to the promotion of improved health in athletes and those who exercise.


Executive Officer
Michelle Tottman
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 2274
Email: m.tottman@ecu.edu.au

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