Achieving diversity, the experience of the Queensland University of Technology
Mar 06, 2019
Professor Margaret Sheil AO
Achieving diversity, the experience of the Queensland University of Technology

Professor Margaret Sheil AO will be one of the two distinguished guest speakers at the 2019 Rotary International Women's Day Breakfast. She will introduce the experience of the Queensland University of Technology in achieving diversity amongst its empolyees. 

Professor Margaret Sheil AO was appointed Vice-Chancellor and President of QUT in February 2018, having previously been Provost at The University of Melbourne since 2012.

Professor Sheil has been an academic in chemistry and held a number of senior roles at the University of Wollongong. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), and was inaugural Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry (ANZSM). 

Professor Sheil is a Director of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and a member of the Advisory Council of the CSIRO Science Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF).   She was Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Research Council (2007-2012) and has previously been a member of the Advisory Board for Coursera; she has also been a member of the Prime Minister’s Science, Innovation and Engineering Council, the National Research Infrastructure Council and the Cooperative Research Centres Committee. 

In June 2017 Professor Sheil was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for her distinguished service to science and higher education as an academic and administrator, through significant contributions to the national research landscape, and to performance standards. Professor Sheil holds a Bachelor of Science and a PhD in Physical Chemistry from The University of New South Wales, and was presented with the Science and Technology Alumni Award from UNSW in 2016.