Chancellor, Professor Richard G. Larkins AO

Method of appointmentRichard Larkins

Elected as Chancellor by Council effective 27 February 2017



Professional background/experience

Professor Richard Larkins AO has been named as the seventh Chancellor of La Trobe University.

An endocrinologist who obtained a PhD from the University of London, Professor Larkins has previously served as Vice-Chancellor of Monash University and Dean of Medicine at the University of Melbourne.

During his career, he has served as Chair of Universities Australia and the National Health and Medical Research Council. He was also President of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a member of the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council.

In 2002 Professor Larkins was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for his service to medicine and health; as an advocate for increased investment in research, as a contributor to health policy reform, and as an initiator of innovative medical programs and the provision of training opportunities for medical officers in the Oceania region. In the same year he was awarded the University of Melbourne Sir William Upjohn Medal for distinguished services to medicine in Australia.