Interim research role for Professor Neville Marsh

Tuesday, 15 June 2004

The University of Adelaide today appointed Professor Neville Marsh to a two-year interim period as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research). This comes into immediate effect.

First appointed to the position in December last year following Professor Edwina Cornish's move to Monash University in Melbourne, Professor Marsh has been Dean of Graduate Studies at the University since September 2002.

"In having overall responsibility for Higher Degrees by Research, Professor Marsh brought some 30 years' experience in research education and management to his role as Dean," Vice-Chancellor Professor James McWha said. "Most recently, he has been a keen driver behind the University's commitment to increase research postgraduate student numbers and scholarships."

"I am confident that Professor Marsh will bring a similar level of commitment and vision to the role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research). We are all looking forward to benefiting from his expertise and experience."

Professor Marsh said today that he is looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead and making a "contribution to the University's proud tradition of research excellence."

"The University needs to maximize its research performance in areas of national research priority and under Commonwealth Government frameworks like Backing Australia's Ability II to maintain its pre-eminent position," he said. "To underpin Adelaide's future research capability, it is important that we raise external funding levels, increase postgraduate numbers, and support research collaboration. New initiatives such as the development of research clusters will provide exciting opportunities for cross-disciplinary research."

Originally from the UK, Professor Marsh came to Adelaide from the Queensland University of Technology. He has a Bachelor of Science (First-class Honours) degree from Queen Elizabeth College in London and a PhD from the Royal London Hospital Medical College.

Through his physiology research, Professor Marsh has contributed to world-wide understanding of the pathophysiology of haemostasis. His first Nature paper appeared in 1968 and he has subsequently published over 200 articles on bleeding and thrombotic disorders.


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