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Australia's top physicist joins University of South Australia as Deputy Vice Chancellor


PROFESSOR Tanya Monro has been appointed as the Deputy Vice Chancellor Research and Innovation at the University of South Australia.

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Professor Monro said that she will be taking a leadership position at the University, guiding priorities, particularly in research, and developing excellence with a strong focus on industry connections.

“UniSA clearly prioritises research focussed on economic outcomes and supporting the needs of industry, and this aligns well with my passion for research that makes a difference,” Prof Monro says. 

“I understand the ingredients required to create and nurture excellence in research and I really look forward to working with researchers at UniSA to strengthen the university's capacity to deliver high quality research outcomes for the benefit of the community and the local and national economies.” 

Announcing her appointment, Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd said he welcomes a leader of her standing to UniSA.

“Tanya is one of Australia’s most highly recognised scientists and a model of the drive and vigour that characterises the next generation of Australian research,” Prof Lloyd says. 

“The quality of her work is internationally recognised and her proven capacity to work with industry and to form partnerships and collaborations to bring forward new knowledge and solutions will be an asset to our institution as we build Australia’s university of enterprise.” 

Professor Monro will take up the position in November, from her current role at the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing at the University of Adelaide.

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