Welcome to the Division of the Vice-President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic). Our key role is to work with students and staff to ensure that we are the destination of choice for students with the highest potential and that the learning and teaching environment provides an outstanding student experience. In that way, we hope that our students will achieve their potential.
Professor Iain Martin was appointed Vice-President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) in October 2012. His key responsibilities in the portfolio are to look after students from recruitment to graduation (the student experience in its broadest sense), the needs of academic staff (recruitment, staff development, promotions and learning and teaching) and international operations. He acts as President and Vice-Chancellor in Professor Fred Hilmer’s absence. He is a member of the Executive Team, and attends meetings of University Council and many of its subcommittees.
Before joining UNSW, Professor Martin was formerly from the University of Auckland where he is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Engagement). Professor Martin graduated from the University of Leeds in 1987 and following early clinical posts was appointed to the staff of the University’s Department of Surgery, where he remained until moving to New Zealand in 2000. He was appointed Professor of Surgery at the University of Auckland and served in a various roles in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, including Head of Surgery and Head of School, before being appointed Dean in 2005. He took up his position as DVC (Strategic Engagement) in September 2011.
Professor Martin’s clinical and research interests focused on gastrointestinal disease, in particular cancer. At the University of Leeds he was very involved with the introduction of laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery in the early 1990s. Professor Martin has also been heavily involved with medical education, the Australian Medical Council and Medical Deans Australia & New Zealand.
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The portfolio covered by the Division is wide-ranging. Relevant links are: