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Up Close & Personal with Professor Ian Chubb, Australia's Chief Scientist

In 2011, Professor Ian Chubb AC was awarded Australian of the Year for the Australian Capital Territory.

Professor Ian Chubb AC commenced the role of Australia's Chief Scientist in May 2011. Prior to this Professor Chubb had been Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University from 2001 to 2011. Before moving to Canberra in 2001, Professor Chubb was Vice-Chancellor at Flinders University from 1995-2000, and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Monash University from 1993-1995, Chair of the Commonwealth's Higher Education Council [1990-1995] and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at University of Wollongong.

Professor Chubb was made an an Officer of the Order of Australia in June 1999, for his services to higher education and research. In June 2006 he was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia for 'service to higher education including research and development policy in the pursuit of advancing the national interest socially, economically, culturally and environmentally and to the facilitatoin of a knoweldge-based global economy'.

Professor Chubb has published widely in his chosen field of neuroscience, and has been the recipient of a number of academic awards and named fellowships in Australia and abroad. He has been appointed to various professional associations, such as serving as Chair of the President's Group of the INternational Association of Research Universities, with the Australian Vice Chancellor's Committee as Past President and Board Member, and Chair and Board Member of the Group of 8 Australian research universities.

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