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Professor Brigid Heywood

Vice-Chancellor of University of New England, Brigid Heywood outlines her journey into the role of VC and CEO at Australia’s oldest regional university in New England plucked from a planned retirement in Easter Island.

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Professor Helen Bartlett

Vice Chancellor of University of the Sunshine Coast Helen Bartlett joins the HEDx podcast to outline her new University strategy. It has a strong focus on her people and the culture of the university and how that relates to the context in Southeast Queensland. Her language is of opportunity and partnerships and a strong focus on how her region is growing, with the added ingredients of an Olympics in her backyard on the horizon. In the same week that Mark Scott is announced as the next VC of Sydney, are we starting to see a divergence in leadership focus between our global players and those serving particular local needs?

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Professor Geraldine Mackenzie

Vice Chancellor of University of Southern Queensland Geraldine Mackenzie joins Karl and Martin on HEDx to reflect on how her strategy, that was nearing completion when COVID hit, has been delayed, revised and is reorienting USQ to work even more closely with industry partners on translation, and even more closely with technology in transforming learning practices.

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Professor Duncan Bentley

Vice Chancellor of Federation University Duncan Bentley talks with the HEDx team after his first 90 days as Vice Chancellor in regional Victoria. He shares his thoughts about how to get to know a new place, its culture and its staff, students and partners, in trying times. He also focusses on the need for care for all in a university community. Duncan speculates about the role of regional universities in 2021 and how a focus on their external communities can set them apart. He presents this as a differentiated strategy, at times when some think all universities look the same.

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Professor Pascale Quester

Vice Chancellor of Swinburne University of Technology Pascale Quester joins the HEDx podcast at the end of her first 100 days as Vice Chancellor. She reflects on how all universities have the chance to leave the peloton and make the run to their own finish line based on an assessment of how they are shaped for the competition they want to compete in. The HEDx Health Check is also launched to help each university in the sector measure how it is placed to compete.

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Podcast: HEDx Episode 10

Pascale Quester of Swinburne University of Technology joins the HEDx podcast at the end of her first 100 days as Vice Chancellor. She reflects on how all universities have the chance to leave the peloton and make the run to their own finish line based on an assessment of how they are shaped for the competition they want to compete in. The HEDx Health Check is also launched to help each university in the sector measure how it is placed to compete.

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It’s in the national interest to fund research

Professor Pascale Quester | The Australian: Much has been written this year regarding the havoc COVID-19 is wreaking on Australia’s higher education sector, as well as the plight brought on our universities by the travel bans and sudden disappearance of international cohorts who have sustained them for decades.

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