Professor Sarah Maddison

Professor Sarah Maddison

Bid wins:
7th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics
20-23 July 2020

About:
Prof Sarah Maddison is the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic Innovation & Change) at Swinburne University of Technology and a Professor of Astrophysics whose main area of interest is planet formation. Sarah supports the Future Ready Learners strategic initiatives and the learning ecosystem at Swinburne and oversees the Learning Transformations Unit and Student Engagement.  Her leadership positions at Swinburne have included:  Deputy Director of the Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing, Dean of the School of Science, Chair of the Department of Physics & Astronomy, and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology.  She has served on national and international advisory committees; and is the founder and past chair of both the International Astronomical Union Working Group for Women in Astronomy and the Women in Astronomy Chapter of the Astronomical Society of Australia. Passionate about STEM education, Sarah led her team to win a prestigious Office of Learning & Teaching Citation and an Open Universities Australia NOVA award. Sarah is also a member of the Australian Research Council’s College of Experts, and is the Swinburne lead for the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot. 

 
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