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BSc (Hons) (Lakehead), PhD (UC Davis)
In March 2009 Professor Lee Astheimer commenced as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) of Deakin University. Professor Astheimer's portfolio 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.
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. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Smart Services CRC and Australia and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research & Teaching (ANZCCART).
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.
In her position as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Astheimer chairs the Research Management Subcommittee and the ITRI Board. Professor Astheimer is also a member of various external committees including Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing Limited (VPAC) Board, Enterprise Connect Innovative Regions Advisory Board, Universities Australia Executive Women Board and Australian Research Council College of Experts.
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