New Pro Vice-Chancellor to focus on learning and quality

<b>Professor Birgit Lohmann</b>
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Professor Birgit Lohmann
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Tuesday, 31 October 2006

The University of Adelaide has appointed Professor Birgit Lohmann to the newly created position of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Quality) in a bid to enhance Adelaide's already strong reputation in these areas.

The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Quality) is a senior leadership role aimed at strengthening the University's performance in its core values of learning, teaching, and quality assurance.

Professor Lohmann is currently Director of the Centre for Quantum Dynamics and a former head of the School of Science at Griffith University. Her research interests are in electron and positron (antimatter) physics.

A graduate of the University of Adelaide (First-Class Honours in Science, 1979) and Flinders University (PhD in Atomic and Molecular Physics, 1984), Professor Lohmann has been with Griffith University since 1990. She has been involved in efforts to recognise and boost excellence in learning and teaching at Griffith.

"I am very pleased to be joining the University of Adelaide, one of the foremost universities in Australia, with an enviable national and international reputation in teaching and research," Professor Lohmann says.

"I look forward to working with students and staff to further enhance the University's already excellent reputation in learning and teaching."

Adelaide's Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Fred McDougall, says the high quality of education offered by the University of Adelaide will strengthen with this appointment.

"We need to keep a focus at all times on the provision of a quality education, to provide students and staff with the best support possible, and to remain innovative and responsive to community needs," Professor McDougall says.

"I welcome Professor Lohmann to this new position and look forward to working with her to achieve those aims."

Professor Lohmann will commence her position at the University of Adelaide in February 2007.


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