Professor Pat Buckley

Dean of Graduate Studies, University of South Australia

Professor Pat Buckley is the Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of South Australia.  Previously, she was the Director of the Sansom Institute for Health Research and the Dean Research & Research Education in the Division of Health Sciences.  A biochemist-turned-physiologist, Pat has initiated and led many improvements in research training here and elsewhere.  At UniSA, she also leads researcher development across the university and works closely with staff to enhance and support their research capacity.

As Dean, she is responsible for developing an excellent and supportive environment for supervisors and for candidates undertaking higher degrees by research, and in aligning the University’s research training programs with its strategy of doing research which is inspired by challenges and opportunities, partnered with end-users and communities, and underpinned by excellence.

Professor Buckley will be taking part of the Deans of Graduate Research Panel at the Conference on Friday 20th September.