26 September 2019

Professor Marnie Hughes-WarringtonThe University of South Australia has appointed former ANU Deputy Vice Chancellor and internationally recognised historian, Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington, to be its next Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research and Enterprise. 

Prof Hughes-Warrington is also the National Secretary of Rhodes Australia, the body that administers the prestigious scholarship scheme which supports students to study at Oxford University

Delighted with the appointment, UniSA Vice Chancellor, Professor David Lloyd says Prof Hughes-Warrington has an impressive breadth of academic teaching, research and management experience that is both national and global. 

“Marnie is a highly respected academic and someone who has brought energy and innovation to her academic career and operated successfully in leadership positions,” Prof Lloyd says. 

“Until recently she was Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) at ANU, where she oversaw a series of large-scale transformative projects designed to attract, support and recognise staff and students and to build an unrivalled campus community,” Prof Lloyd says. 

“This, combined with a strong research career that has seen her invited to teach at prestigious universities around the world, her networks across the public sector in defence, human services and security and intelligence, makes Marnie and exceptional appointment.” 

Prof Hughes-Warrington has training across the fields of history, philosophy and education, and is a graduate of the University of Tasmania and Oxford University. Across her career she has taught and held fellowships in the UK, US and Germany, and she has attracted over $11 million in funding.  She continues to be an active researcher, with her eighth book due for completion early next year.  

No stranger to UniSA, Prof Hughes-Warrington was a member of the University’s Academic Promotions committee from 2012 to 2018. 

Prof Hughes-Warrington is delighted with her move to UniSA. 

“The dynamism and enterprising spirit of UniSA make it an exceptional part of the higher education community in Australia, and globally,” she says. 

“I look forward to advancing and growing the qualities that make it such an important contributor to social and economic transformation both here and abroad.”  

Prof Hughes-Warrington will take up the position in January 2020. 

UniSA media contact: Michèle Nardelli phone: +61 418 823 673 or +61 8 8302 0966 email: michele.nardelli@unisa.edu.au




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