Ned Pankhurst

Professor Ned Pankhurst

B Science Hon, PhD, Doctor of Science

Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor

Professor Pankhurst is Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor at Griffith University. Previous to this appointment he was Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) and Provost Gold Coast and prior to that, Pro Vice Chancellor (Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology), having joined Griffith in September 2006 from James Cook University where he had held the position of Pro Vice Chancellor of Science, Engineering and Information Technology since early 2004. After completing his PhD studies on freshwater eels, Professor Pankhurst spent three years at the University of Alberta (Department of Zoology) in Edmonton, Canada, as a Killam Postdoctoral Fellow, developing his expertise in fish endocrinology. In 1985 he took up a two year Fellowship with New Zealand Fisheries Research Centre in Wellington New Zealand, following which he was appointed to a lectureship (and three years later a senior lectureship) in Marine Biology at the Leigh Marine Laboratory of the University of Auckland, New Zealand. At Leigh, he developed a program of field endocrinology and behaviour of marine fishes, largely based on animals in their natural habitat. In early 1994, he took up a position of Associate Professor in the School of Aquaculture at the University of Tasmania, was awarded a Personal Chair in 1996 and then Head of School from 1998 to 2003. His work in Tasmania centred on using the understanding of fish reproductive physiology to manipulate and optimise reproduction of fish in aquaculture.

Areas of responsibility

  • Provost Gold Coast campus
  • Planning and policy in relation to research and research training.
  • Research grants, contract research and consultancies.
  • Policies on, and commercialisation of, intellectual property.
  • Development and implementation of the University's Equity strategy for staff.

Organisational units reporting to Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor