We’re celebrating all kinds of clever

In August 2017, La Trobe recorded its best ever position in  the ARWU global ranking, at 301 – a jump of more than 200 places in the last  two years.

Rankings are a reflection of the quality of our staff and  the hard work underway across all of our campuses. These results are a credit  to each and every member of the La Trobe team – my warm congratulations go out  to them all.

We’ve been working hard to attract the best people to work  at La Trobe. While news of some senior appointments has been shared with the  University as a whole, there are many other staff that have arrived with no  fanfare at all.

I’m very proud of the calibre of academic and professional  staff who have chosen to join La Trobe in recent times. They have come from a  wide range of institutions, both here in Australia and internationally.

In our 50th year I thought it was timely to share just 50 of  the recent additions to our academic staff. As you can see, they are a  very real example of our new brand expression – All Kinds of Clever.

Of course, there are many other academic and professional  staff who have joined us in recent months who are not on this list; but the  list is an indicator of the quality of staff we are now recruiting across all  levels of the University.

Our research rankings have been steadily climbing for  several years, and with such a strong team here at La Trobe, I’m confident that  we are just getting started.

Professor John Dewar,
Vice-Chancellor La Trobe University

Recent staff appointments

August 2017

  • Prof Damminda Alahakoon (Deakin University) | Business Analytics, La Trobe Business School
  • Prof Tony Bacic (University of Melbourne) | Director, La Trobe Institute of Agriculture and Food
  • Prof Andrew Bennett (Deakin University) | Professor of Ecology
  • Prof Nick Bond (Griffith University) | Professor of Freshwater Ecology and Director, Murray Darling Freshwater Research Centre
  • Prof Lynn Bosetti (University of British Columbia) | Head of the School of Education
  • Associate Prof Adam Bourne (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) | Principal Research Fellow, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society
  • Prof Jill Cook (Monash University) | La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre
  • Prof Jason Crain (National Physical Laboratory and IBM, UK) | Professor of Physics
  • Prof Kay Crossley (The University of Queensland) | La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre
  • Prof Grant Drummond (Monash University) | Head of Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Microbiology
  • Prof Anne-Maree Farrell (Monash University) | Professor and Chair in Health Law and Society, La Trobe Law School
  • Associate Prof Christopher Fisher (Curtin University) | Principal Research Fellow, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society
  • Dr Ruth Gamble (Australian National University) | David Myers Research Fellow
  • Dr Lauren Gawne (University of London) | David Myers Research Fellow
  • Dr Dan Grant (Pfizer) | Pro Vice-Chancellor (Industry Engagement)
  • Prof Richard Gray (Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar) | Chair of Nursing
  • Prof Matthew Groves (Monash University) | La Trobe Law School
  • Prof Andrew Hill (University of Melbourne) | Director, La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science
  • Dr Yuning Hong (University of Melbourne) | Bruce Stone Fellow in Chemical Biology
  • Prof Patrick Humbert (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre) | Professor of Cancer Biology
  • Prof Rachel Huxley (Curtin University) | Professor of Public Health
  • Prof Petko Kalev (University of South Australia) | Professor of Finance
  • Prof Louis de Koker (Deakin University) | La Trobe Law School
  • Prof Kerri-Lee Krause (Victoria University) | Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
  • Prof Emmanuel Kuntsche (Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands) | Director, Centre for Alcohol Policy Research
  • Prof Nicolette Lee (Victoria University) | Executive Director, Educational Partnerships and Quality
  • Prof Birgit Loch (Swinburne University of Technology) | Teaching Chair, College of Science, Health and Engineering
  • Prof John Makeham (Australian National University) | Director, China Studies Research Centre
  • Prof Alex Maritz (Swinburne University of Technology) | Professor of Entrepreneurship
  • Prof Tony McGrew (Strathclyde University, Glasgow) | Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce
  • Prof Lisa McKenna (Monash University) | Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Associate Prof Dan Meagher (Deakin University) | La Trobe Law School
  • Dr Stuart Morgan (Australian Institute of Sport) | Associate Professor, Exercise Science
  • Prof John Moses (Nottingham University) | Professor of Organic Chemistry
  • Dr Benjamin Mountford (Federation University) | David Myers Research Fellow
  • Associate Prof KL Ong (Deakin University) | Business Analytics, La Trobe Business School
  • Ms Karen Quinlan (Bendigo Art Gallery) | Director, La Trobe Art Institute
  • Associate Prof James Radford (Bush Heritage Australia) | Principal Research Fellow, School of Life Sciences
  • Dr Anne Rees (University of Sydney) | David Myers Research Fellow
  • Prof Axel Schulz (Monash University) | Professor of Management Accounting
  • Prof Alan Shiell (Centre of Excellence in Intervention and Prevention Science) | Professor of Health Economics
  • Mr Kelly Smith (University of Western Australia) | Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)
  • Associate Prof Sara Smyth (Bond University) | La Trobe Law School
  • Prof Pamela Snow (Monash University) | Head of the La Trobe Rural Health School
  • Prof Chris Sobey (Monash University) | Professor of Physiology
  • Prof Mike Stear (University of Glasgow) | Professor, Department of Animal, Plant and Soil Sciences
  • Prof Magnus Tideman (Halmstad University, Sweden) | Professor of Social Work
  • Prof James Walker (York University, Toronto) | Head of Department, Languages and Linguistics
  • Prof Anne Wallace (Edith Cowan University) | La Trobe Law School
  • Prof Robert Wilson (University of Alberta, Canada) | Professor of Philosophy