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The Chancellor, Mr David Morgan presided, assisted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sally Walker.
The MC was the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Rural and Regional), Professor Sue Kilpatrick.
The Mace-bearer was Mr Dale Warren.
The Faculty Representative was Ms Sue Frances.
Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology, Professor Chris Gray.
Associate Dean, Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences, Associate Professor Mardie Townsend.
Chair of the Academic Board, Professor Joe Graffam.
Doctoral Degree Recipient
Dr Benjamin John Doolan - Thesis title: "Factors Influencing Skin Colour in Cultured Australian Snapper Pagrus Auratus."
Sea cage production of Australian snapper has been largely constrained during the past decade by abnormal skin pigmentation which has negatively impacted marketability. The research described in this study identified dietary, environmental and harvesting techniques to successfully alter skin colour to potentially improve the viability of snapper aquaculture in Australia.
The Occasional Address was delivered by Mr Glyn Palmer, Chief Executive Officer, St John of God Hospital, Warrnambool
Glyn Palmer joined St John of God Hospital Warrnambool in May 2009, with his appointment marking his return to St John of God Health Care after his departure from the role of Chief Executive Officer of St John of God Hospital Murdoch in 2003. He was also previously a Director of Nursing at St John of God Hospital Subiaco.
Following his departure from Murdoch, Mr Palmer worked in an executive role in the West Australian public health care sector as Chief Executive Officer Eastern Health Region and the Women and Children’s Health Service before working on a consultancy basis for two years within the sector.
He has a Masters in Health Care Services Management from Curtin University Western Australia.