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BSc (Hons) (Lakehead), PhD (UC Davis)
Professor Lee Astheimer has been Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) of Deakin University since March 2009, leading a portfolio that includes responsibility for:
Professor Astheimer's role at Deakin is to provide academic leadership in respect of the advancement of research and research training and promoting, both nationally and internationally, Deakin University's distinctive contribution to research and research training.
Professor Astheimer received her BSc Hon. from Lakehead University, Ontario Canada and her PhD in Ecology from University California, Davis, USA (1984). She was awarded a National Institutes of Health-NIMH Postdoctoral Award (1988-1991) in comparative endocrinology and behaviour at the University of Washington, Seattle. Lee's research has focussed on comparative endocrinology and behaviour related to nutrition, reproduction and stress in vertebrates including humans. She has held academic positions at Rutgers University, New Jersey and the Universities of Tasmania and Wollongong.
Prior to joining Deakin Professor Astheimer was appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Wollongong in 2006 and also served as Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) between 2007 and 2008, managing research policy, development, commercialisation and training.
In her position as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Astheimer chairs the University Research Advisory Committee, the IFM Board, the Research Assessment Subcommittee and the Australian Future Fibres Research Innovation Centre Board. She is also a member of various external committees including Victorian Centre for Advanced Materials Manufacturing (VCAMM) Board, AINSE Executive Board, Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) Advisory Board, Universities Australia DVC(R) group, Barwon Health Research Governance Board, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) International Advisory Board (IAB) and a member of the advisory board for the Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research. She has been a member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts, and a member of Board for the Smart Services CRC, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals and the New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research & Teaching (ANZCCART).
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