Vice-Chancellor, Deakin University
Professor Iain Martin has been Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University since July 2019.
On commencing at Deakin, Professor Martin said:
‘I am honoured and greatly privileged to lead Deakin and continue the ambitious strategy of addressing the challenges and opportunities of the future to benefit our communities and Australia more widely.
‘I believe in, and greatly admire, Deakin’s direction and progress. As one of Australia’s largest universities, Deakin has strong global linkages, world-class research and, most importantly, an educational portfolio that blends the best of campus and digital delivery into a highly supportive and personalised student experience.
‘We will continue to push the boundaries; through new approaches to delivering an outstanding education for our students, innovative digital leadership, expanding our community and industry connections, and through research excellence and global reach.’
Prior to taking up his appointment as Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University, Professor Martin was Vice-Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University.
Professor Martin was born in South Wales and spent his childhood in Hampshire. He studied medicine at the University of Leeds and trained and worked as a surgeon in Leeds before moving to New Zealand in 2000.
Session 10 Highlights of the week, with key issues reviewed by a high profile panel, facilitated by Campus Morning Mail editor Stephen Matchett. Review of key issues to emerge for the week Discussion of ways forward and opportunities for universities in 2021 Identification of major pitfalls which universities will need to avoid.