The much-admired Pauline Nestor has announced she will leave Monash University at the end of March. Professor Nestor has served Monash for 30 plus years and is now vice provost, research. “Monash University has recently attained an unprecedented level of international recognition for the quality of its research, much of which has been a direct outcome of Pauline’s expertise and guidance, and her effective championing of excellent research and researchers,” Vice Chancellor Margaret Gardner told staff late yesterday.
“Many meetings will not be the same, missing her acerbic wit, as well as her intellect. Her generosity of spirit will be greatly missed by very many,” the vice chancellor said. “She is well known for all three, and will be a loss” a learned reader agreed last night.