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Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic

Professor Jill Downie - Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic

Professor Jill Downie was appointed to the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic in July 2012.

 In this role Jill strategically leads teaching and learning across the University and the Student Experience. This includes the Library and Student Success, Counselling and Health Services, the Curtin Stadium, Sports strategy, Employability, Leadership and Careers and Housing. Curtin Connect brings all these areas together with Student Services from Admissions though the continuum to Graduation. Equity and Diversity, and regional and learning partnerships are also important aspects of the Portfolio.

Professor Downie holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and a PHD from Curtin University. From 2007 to 2012 she was Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Health Sciences and also Professor of Nursing at Curtin University. She is the Education representative on the Australian National Commission of UNESCO and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Professor Downie is an established national and international researcher with numerous grants, publications and conference presentations, including keynote addresses.

Professor Downie has direct reporting responsibility for: