Professor Helen Bartlett

Vice- Chancellor

Federation University Australia welcomed Professor Helen Bartlett to the role of Vice-Chancellor on 1 May 2017.

She is the first female Vice-Chancellor of the University.

Professor Bartlett has worked in higher education for more than 30 years, holding senior leadership roles at all organisational levels in universities in UK, Hong Kong and Australia.

Previously Professor Bartlett was Pro Vice-Chancellor and President of Monash University’s Malaysia Campus.

Prior to this, Professor Bartlett was Pro Vice-Chancellor and President of Monash’s Gippsland Campus.

A major focus of her previous appointments at Curtin University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Oxford Brookes University was research capacity building in health care and health sciences.

She has also established and directed three research centres: the Australasian Centre on Ageing at the University of Queensland, the Oxford Centre for Health Care Research and Development, and the Oxford Dementia Centre at Oxford Brookes University.

Professor Bartlett holds a Bachelor of Arts, Masters of Science (Public Policy) and a PhD.

She has an international research record in gerontology, with a focus on population ageing, healthy ageing, aged and community care. Professor Bartlett has been awarded numerous ARC and NHMRC project and program grants and state and federal government consultancies.

She has published widely - including several books - and supervised over 35 higher research degree students.

Professor Bartlett also has established and led many university initiatives related to student participation, university-community engagement and transnational education.