The University of New South Wales is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Iain Martin as Vice-President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).
Professor Martin joins UNSW from the University of Auckland where he is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Engagement).
He will replace Professor Richard Henry, who retires from the University at the end of October after a distinguished career in medicine and academic leadership.
Professor Martin graduated from the University of Leeds in 1987 and following early clinical posts was appointed to the staff of the University’s Department of Surgery, where he remained until moving to New Zealand in 2000. He was appointed Professor of Surgery at the University of Auckland and served in a various roles in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, including Head of Surgery and Head of School, before being appointed Dean in 2005. He took up his position as DVC (Strategic Engagement) in September 2011.
Professor Martin’s clinical and research interests focused on gastrointestinal disease, in particular cancer. At the University of Leeds he was very involved with the introduction of laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery in the early 1990s. Professor Martin has also been heavily involved with medical education, the Australian Medical Council and Medical Deans Australia & New Zealand.
UNSW Vice-Chancellor Professor Fred Hilmer said he was delighted that Professor Martin had accepted the position of Vice-President and DVC (Academic).
“Iain’s broad ranging experience in education and research, combined with his high-level leadership roles at the University of Auckland, make him a very strong addition to UNSW’s management team,” Professor Hilmer said.
“In his position as DVC (Strategic Engagement) he has become well acquainted with UNSW through our Universitas 21 connection, which has given him strong exposure to international education. I am confident these skills will be invaluable.”
Professor Martin takes up his appointment in mid-October.
Media contact: Judy Brookman, UNSW Media Office, 0421 061 251