Gregory Baxter has a long history in academic research and leadership. Until Sept 2013 Greg served as Pro Vice-Chancellor in various divisions including Academic and Students, and Learning and Teaching. Much of his work focussed on building and improving learning, teaching and professional teaching capability.

In September 2013 Greg returned to an academic role in the College of Engineering and Science. He has a PhD (Melbourne University) in Physics and is one of Victoria University's strongest researchers, with successive ARC grants across 12 years.

While he was a member of the University's senior leadership team, Greg led strategic initiatives including:

  • implementation of a Learning Commons approach across VU campuses
  • foundation of a student-centred learning and teaching philosophy
  • capability development for researching teaching and learning at VU
  • implementation and embedding of a comprehensive approach to developing graduate attributes through all university courses.

Over the past ten years, Greg has held  a number of positions at VU including Associate Dean (Research and Research Training), Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science, and Chair of Academic. 

While Pro Vice-Chancellor, Academic and Students, Greg sponsored the  'Learning in the Workplace and Community' strategic initiative in teaching and learning. The initiative represented a major shift in curriculum aimed at further enhancing student learning. 

External responsibilities

Greg is active in an advisory and membership role with various external organisations, including:

  • Member of the Global Learning Village Advisory Board (Hume City Council)
  • Chair of the Jobs and Skills Task Force (Hume City Council)
  • Member of the Board of Ridley College.

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