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Professor Cobie Rudd

BHSc(N), MPH, PhD, GAICD

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, to lead institutional accreditations in a number of areas of social responsibility such as gender equality and sustainability, and to oversee professional accreditations. Under her leadership, ECU achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award in December 2018 and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s Citation as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for successive years. Previously, she was ECU’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Advancement), ECU’s inaugural Chair in 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 capacity-building and research projects on a national scale and also lived, and worked, in Queensland and Canberra in senior policy research and advisory roles for both state and commonwealth governments.

She has served as a Non-Executive Director on over 13 boards of governance, including the Board for the International Society for Simulation in Healthcare and the Board for the International Association for Research in Service-Learning and Community Engagement. 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 and a Registered Nurse.


Executive Officer
Michelle McVicker
Telephone: (+61 8) 6304 5155
Email: michelle.mcvicker@ecu.edu.au

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