Professor Lee Astheimer

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Deakin University
In March 2009 Professor Lee Astheimer commenced as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) of Deakin University. Professor Astheimer’s portfolio includes responsibility for Deakin Research, the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) and the Institute of Research Training. 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. She has served on a variety of Boards of Directors of Cooperative Research Centres and Research Organisations. Professor Astheimer received her BSc Hon. from Lakehead University, Ontario Canada and her PhD from University California, Davis, USA (1984). She was awarded a National Institutes of Health–NIMH Postdoctoral Award (1988-1991) at the University of Washington, Seattle and has held academic positions at Rutgers’s University, New Jersey and the Universities of Tasmania and Wollongong.