They are charged with charting “strategic areas of strength”
John Olynyk has health, Kerry Brown, natural and built environments, Paul Arthur, society and culture and Tony Marceddo, digital futures.
This looks like a new aspect of VC Steve Chapman’s overall research strategy. When he arrived, Professor Chapman launched a campaign to recruit 20 research professors, not necessarily from ECU’s then existing research strengths, health, education, electron science and forensics/security, (CMM August 12 2015). The last of them, aged-care expert Beverley O’Connor arrived in May ’19 (CMM May 15).
Last year ECU announced it was recruiting 40 early and midcareer research fellows for four year appointments in core ECU areas (CMM December 9 2019).