As Deakin’s principal executive officer, Professor Iain Martin leads the University and determines its strategic and academic vision. The Vice-Chancellor also plays a major role in cultivating and sustaining Deakin University’s relationship with its many key external stakeholders.

Introducing Iain Martin

Professor Iain Martin has been Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University since July 2019.

'As one of Australia's largest universities, Deakin has strong global linkages, world-class research and, most importantly, an educational portfolio that blends the best of campus and digital delivery into a highly supportive and personalised student experience.

'We will continue to push the boundaries; through new approaches to delivering an outstanding education for our students, innovative digital leadership, expanding our community and industry connections, and through research excellence and global reach.

'We are building on the strengths that have enabled our success and that of our students and partners.'

Deakin VC Iain Martin

Prior to taking up his appointment as Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University, Professor Martin was Vice-Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University.

Professor Martin was born in South Wales and spent his childhood in Hampshire. He studied medicine at the University of Leeds and trained and worked as a surgeon in Leeds before moving to New Zealand in 2000.

We have a long-held commitment to lifelong learning and to being flexible and accessible – providing students with real choices about how, when and where learning occurs.

Professor Iain Martin


Speeches and articles

Professor Iain Martin regularly contributes towards public debates on matters that affect the university. Find out about our positions on policy, education and other matters of public interest.

Read speeches and articles

Vice-Chancellor’s remuneration

Deakin is committed to transparency regarding the remuneration of the Vice-Chancellor and updates this information annually alongside the release of the University’s Annual Report.

Find out more about the Vice-Chancellor's remuneration

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