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Professor Nick Klomp - Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President, Academic

BAppSc, Curtin
BSc (Hons), Murdoch
PhD, Glasgow UK

Contact Information

DVCA Suite, Building 1, Room C87
Telephone: +61 2 6201 5064
Email: DeputyVice-ChancellorAcademic@canberra.edu.au
Postal Address: University of Canberra, ACT 2601
Website: www.canberra.edu.au/about-uc/learning-at-uc

Executive Assistant: Ms Cheryl Henschell
Telephone: +61 2 6201 5064
Email: DeputyVice-ChancellorAcademic@canberra.edu.au

Biography

Professor Nick Klomp is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Vice-President at the University of Canberra, responsible for academic policy, teaching and learning quality and enhancement, and student support and equity. He is currently leading a University-wide renewal of curriculum, pedagogy and learning technologies.

Professor Klomp has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from Curtin University, First Class Honours from Murdoch University and a PhD in ecology from Glasgow University.

Prior to his appointment as Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Klomp was the Dean of the Faculty of Science at Charles Sturt University, leading one of the largest and most diverse science faculties in Australasia with around 9000 students and hundreds of staff in seven schools across six campuses, and with disciplines ranging from Veterinary Science to Dentistry, Nursing to Environmental Science, Forensic Biotechnology to Wine Science, Agriculture to Allied Health and much more. Under his leadership the Faculty enjoyed enormous growth in its research and teaching programs, underpinned by multi-million dollar grants and many new collaborations with government, industry and education providers.

Professor Klomp has won the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence, was a weekly Science Correspondent for ABC radio for more than eleven years, and has thrice been nominated for the Eureka Prize for the Promotion of Science.

In addition to his extensive teaching career, Professor Klomp is recognised internationally for his research in applied ecology and environmental science, having authored two books and 57 refereed publications, successfully supervised more than a dozen doctoral students, and attracted several large nationally-competitive grants.

Professor George Cho

Professor George Cho AM

A/g Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation

Contact Information

Location: Building 1, Level D, Room 131
Telephone: +61 2 6201 2884
Email: DVCR&I@canberra.edu.au
Postal Address: University of Canberra, ACT 2601

Executive Assistant: Mrs Karina Doblander-Azurin
Telephone: +61 2 6201 2884
Email: DVCR&I@canberra.edu.au

Biography

George is a Professor of GeoInformatics and the Law at the University of Canberra, Australia holds a substantive position of Deputy Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology. His educational attainments include a BA (Hons) (Malaya), MA (British Columbia), PhD (ANU), LLB (ANU), Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Canberra) and has been admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor (ACT), Barrister (High Court of Australia and Supreme Court of NSW). He writes and speaks fluent Bahasa Malaysia / Indonesia and various dialects of Chinese. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2005 for services to Education and Geographic Information and the Law.

George’s special interests are in geographic information systems and its legal implications, environmental law, teaching and learning technical subjects, and the pedagogy of how students learn. His research focuses on the study of the legal and policy issues affecting geographic information science and the practical problems in the application of technology in the creation, use and impact of digital spatial information. George’s teaching interests includes teaching and researching geographic information systems, environmental law, electronic law for business and government especially e-business and e-commerce and international trade, intellectual property law and the law of cyberspace.

George was Chair of Academic Board and a member of University Council between 2008 and 2013. He has held academic teaching and research appointments at various universities including the Australian National University, the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur; University of British Columbia; Liverpool, U.K., Maynooth College, National University of Ireland, University of Hanoi, Keele University, UCL, Oxford University; the University of Canterbury, NZ; Universiti Malaya (alma mater), Kebangsaan, Sains Malaysia and Putera Malaysia; Katholiek University Leuven; Silesia University Poland; and Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy.

Ms Belinda Robinson

Vice-President, University Relations and Strategy

Contact information

Location: Building 1, Level D, Room 128
Telephone: 02 6206 8766
Email: VPUR&S@canberra.edu.au
Postal address: University of Canberra, ACT 2601

Executive Assistant: Karina Doblander-Azurin
Telephone: 02 6201 2884
Email: Karina.Doblander-Azurin@canberra.edu.au

Biography

Ms Belinda Robinson is the Vice-President, University Relations and Strategy at the University of Canberra. Belinda is responsible for providing leadership to a diverse team of professionals to deliver strategies, solutions and services in line with the University’s strategic plan Distinctive by Design. Her primary responsibility is to engage with external stakeholders to promote the role the University plays in the local, national and international market.

Belinda is regarded as one of the most experienced and respected experts in the higher education sector in Australia. She spent seven years leading Australia’s peak university body, Universities Australia, before starting at the University in 2018. Prior to Universities Australia, she served as Chief Executive of a number of peak industry representative bodies and has held senior positions in national, state and local governments – including eight years in senior roles with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Belinda holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New England and graduated with a Master of Environmental Law from the Australian National University. She is an experienced company director of ASX listed entities and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She was recently appointed the Independent Chair of the Board of Directors of the Cooperative Research Centres Association.

Mrs Vicki Williams

Vice-President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Finance and Infrastructure

Contact Information

Location: Building 1, Room D139
Telephone: +61 2 6201 5045
Email: VPFI@canberra.edu.au
Postal Address: University of Canberra, ACT 2601

Executive Assistant: Ms Alexis Johnson
Telephone: +61 2 6201 5045
Email: VPFI@canberra.edu.au

Biography

Mrs Vicki Williams is the Vice-President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Finance and Infrastructure at the University of Canberra. Vicki has responsibility for the University’s core business services of Finance, Commercial Services, Campus Estate, Information Management and Technology, Quality and Business Process Improvement. Her primary responsibility is to provide strong financial guidance and sound business acumen to support and enable the delivery of our education, research and campus development objectives.

Vicki has held senior leadership positions for over 25 years managing the delivery of services across finance, human resources, information technology, capital program delivery, facilities and asset management. This experience has been developed across a broad range of industries in management roles with PwC, Walter Turnbull, Calvary Health Care, AirServices Australia, the Housing Industry Association (HIA) and Prime Television.

Vicki is an alumnus of the University of Canberra, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Directors Company Directors program and a member of the DVC-Corporate Group, a committee of Universities Australia. Prior to her appointment into this role, Vicki held the position of UC’s Chief Finance Officer and Director of Finance and Business Services for a period of five years. Her extensive and practical knowledge of a diverse range of business models complements her sound contribution to the strategic leadership of the University.

Kirsty Dwyer

Chief Executive, People & Diversity

Contact Information

Location: Building 1, Level C, Room 6
Postal Address: University of Canberra, ACT 2601

Executive Assistant: Ms Priya Larsen
Telephone: +61 2 6201 2026
Email: CEP&D@canberra.edu.au

Mrs Kirsty Dwyer is the Chief Executive, People and Diversity at the University of Canberra. Kirsty holds responsibility for the University’s people. The portfolio covers the people and workforce strategy and design, safety and wellbeing, diversity, equity, inclusion and access, talent attraction and retention, engagement and development.

Kirsty commenced at the University of Canberra in February 2014 initially as the Director Human Resources. Kirsty’s experience spans private and public sector organisations across the spectrum of Business Management including operations, line management, people management, sales and account management, financial performance and customer service delivery. A move into Human Resources leadership positions over the past 15 years covers strategy, organisation design and development, transformational change, HR services and issues management, HR systems, analytics and reporting, talent management, workforce  planning, industrial relations and recruitment.

Kirsty holds a Bachelor of Business and a Masters in Human Resource Management coupled with accreditations in a range of assessment, development and psychometric testing tools. Kirsty is a Certified Professional of the Australian Human Resource Institute and a past AHRI council representative and holds membership with the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Kirsty is active in her community, is a Rotarian, enjoys music and is married with 3 children.