Professor Margaret Sheil AO


Professor Margaret Sheil AO
CEW Member

Vice-Chancellor and President
Queensland University of Technology 

Professor Margaret Sheil AO was appointed Vice-Chancellor and President of Queensland University of Technology in February 2018.

Prior to this appointment Margaret was Provost, deputy to the Vice-Chancellor and the Chief Academic Officer, at The University of Melbourne since 2012.

In 2016, Margaret joined the boards of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO).

From 2007 to 2012, Margaret was the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Research Council where she led the development of the Excellence in Research for Australia evaluation of Australian university research and the implementation of a range of initiatives to support women, early career and Indigenous researchers. Her previous roles were Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research), Dean of Science and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Wollongong.

Margaret holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Pure and Applied Chemistry and a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of New South Wales. She was presented with the Science and Technology Alumni Award from UNSW in 2016.

Margaret is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry (ANZMS); Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE); and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) which established the Margaret Sheil Leadership Award in recognition of her work. Margaret has been a member of the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council and the Cooperative Research Centres Committee and in 2017 was awarded an Order of Australia, for her services to science and education.

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