John Taplin new Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)

Wednesday, 4 February 2004

Professor John Taplin, formerly Head of the University of Adelaide's Department of Psychology, has assumed the role of Pro Vice-Chancellor (International). He started in his new position on 2 February.

In stressing the importance of the role, University of Adelaide Vice- Chancellor Professor James McWha said it would no longer be shared with other responsibilities. Professor Ian Young, the former PVC (I), was also Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. Professor Young is now Vice-Chancellor of Swinburne University.

"The role of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) is to provide a strategic direction for the University of Adelaide in its internationalisation.

"In pursuing this, we will be looking to Professor Taplin to provide the leadership and vision in achieving the university's strategic goals, particularly in relation to international policy across the University," Professor McWha said.

In commending Professor Taplin's work as head of psychology, Professor McWha said he was looking forward to working with him and enhancing the University's position in the international market.

During his tenure as head of psychology, Professor Taplin achieved gains in the research and teaching performance of the department. In addition, research funding increased six-fold, research publications almost doubled, postgraduate coursework students increased more than three times, and there continues to be extraordinary interest from students in the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) program, which he introduced.

Professor Taplin's previous appointments have been at the University of Colorado and the Claremont Graduate School in the U.S. and at the University of New South Wales. He was recently made an Honorary Professor at Weifang Medical University in China.


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