UNSW is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Ana Deletic to the position of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research).

Professor Nicholas Fisk, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) confirmed the announcement today saying it was a significant win for UNSW and a considerable boost to the University’s 2025 Strategic vision of becoming an internationally renowned world-class research environment.

“UNSW is focused on recruiting world-class candidates to become the research leaders of tomorrow and Professor Deletic’s impressive track record in research and extensive leadership experience certainly meets all the criteria.

“Initially from Serbia, Professor Deletic undertook her PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of Aberdeen, before moving to Monash University in 2003 where, as Associate Dean Research for the Faculty of Engineering, she built an internationally recognised research team in urban water management.

“She is currently the Director of Monash Infrastructure, an interdisciplinary research institute that works with industry and government to facilitate engagement with Monash University’s capabilities in infrastructure research,” he said.

“A Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), Professor Deletic has played pivotal roles on several state, national and international advisory committees, supervised 38 PhD students, published over 300 papers, raised over $30 million in grants as chief investigator, and is currently the editor of the Water Research Journal.”

“And she is also the only woman to receive the Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation (Physical Sciences) in its 18-year history.”

Professor Deletic succeeds Professor Emma Johnston, whose leadership and contribution to research at UNSW has been exemplary. Professor Johnston will move into the role of Dean of Science at UNSW in May 2017.

Professor Deletic will take up her new role in July 2017.