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ECU appoints new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Tags: Research

Edith Cowan University has appointed Professor Caroline Finch as its new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).

She will join ECU from Federation University Australia where she is currently the Executive Dean of Graduate Studies.

Professor Finch is a highly accomplished academic, who is the author of 411 peer-reviewed journal articles and 25 book chapters, and has earned more than $22m in research funding during the course of her career.

She has 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.

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-present). She is also a Director on the National Board of Sports Medicine Australia.

ECU Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve Chapman welcomed the appointment of Professor Finch.

“Professor Finch will join us at a time of significant change and opportunity for ECU and the higher education sector more generally. Her extensive experience and track record will be an asset as we chart the course to deliver on ECU’s Strategic Plan 2017-21,” he said

“She will have primary responsibility to lead our research agenda through advancing research and knowledge translation, strengthening ECU’s research capability, and improving the quality of our research with the goal of making all the research we do world class.”

Professor Finch said:

“I am very much looking forward to joining the world-class researchers at ECU and to supporting their efforts to ensure that their research has the greatest impact and relevance to the communities and industries that it is aimed at.”

Professor Finch will commence with ECU on 26 March 2018.

ECU’s current Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor John Finlay-Jones, will retire in early 2018 after ten years with the University.


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