Professor Cobie Rudd is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Partnerships) and Vice-President at Edith Cowan University (ECU) with key responsibilities to enhance external relations and higher education sector partnerships and oversee professional accreditations. Also leading gender equity in academia for ECU as part of the first pilot of the Athena SWAN Charter in Australia, she is actively addressing the gender imbalance in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM). She led ECU’s achievement of a Bronze Institutional Athena SWAN Award in December 2018; making ECU one of only 11 universities nationally to attain this internationally-recognised accreditation.
Previously, she was ECU’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Advancement), Professor of Mental Health and one of five National Teaching Fellows appointed by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching in 2011; the first in simulation.
Professor Rudd has provided leadership for a diverse range of Statewide and national projects aimed at addressing the challenges of providing a skilled, inter-professional and sustainable workforce that is responsive to evolving community needs. For ECU specifically, since 2010, Professor Rudd has generated over $65 million in external research and capacity-building income. She has also lived and worked in Queensland and Canberra in senior policy research and advisory roles for both state and commonwealth governments.
Professor Rudd has served as a Non-Executive Director on over 13 boards of governance, including the Board for the International Society for Simulation in Healthcare (2010-2013), and as a Non-Executive Director on the Board for the International Association for Research in Service-Learning and Community Engagement (2008-2010). She currently holds a Government of Western Australia Cabinet-endorsed appointment to the State Training Board and was appointed to the Board of the Cancer Council WA in May 2018.
Professor Rudd holds the degrees of Bachelor of Health Science in Nursing from the University of New England, Master of Public Health from Queensland University of Technology, and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Western Australia. Additionally, she is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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