- Professor Eileen McLaughlin, appointed inaugural Dean of School of Science; and
- Professor Tanya Meade, inaugural Dean of School of Psychology.
The Deans lead their School’s engagement with community, government, industry and professional bodies and with local and international partners.
About Professor Eileen McLaughlin
About Professor Tanya Meade
Professor Meade specialises in the management of patients whose conditions involve both physical and psychological symptoms.
The appointment of Professor Meade as Dean follows on from her serving in several academic leadership roles in education and research at the University, including Interim Dean, Planning, and previously as Head of Discipline, Psychology and Director, Clinical and Health Psychology Research Initiative.
A committed educator and researcher, Professor Meade has published 70 papers and book chapters, and her contribution to teaching and curriculum has been recognised in teaching awards. She is also an honorary professor at Westmead Hospital.
Professor Meade maintains collaborative partnerships across universities, industry and community at national and international levels, and her work has received support in competitive grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC) and BeyondBlue.
She received her PhD in 2001 from the University of Sydney in the area of clinical health psychology.
Professor Meade says she is delighted to be leading the new School.
“I aspire for the School of Psychology to be a leading voice on the issues that matter in Western Sydney and beyond. I look forward to growing the School’s reach and relevance by integrating our work in the laboratory, the classroom, and the clinic in novel and innovative ways,” she said.
Professor Meade will commence her role on 1 January 2020, and will be based at the Parramatta South campus.
About the University
Western Sydney University is one of Australia’s largest and most dynamic universities, with a geographic footprint across one of the nation’s most important economic and culturally diverse metropolitan regions. International linkages reflect and draw on this cultural diversity. The University is committed as an anchor institution and a leading advocate and champion for Greater Western Sydney.
About the School of Psychology
The School of Psychology is within the Health and Medicine Cluster. In the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, the University’s assessed research in psychology was rated at above world standard. There are close ties between the School and the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour & Development, National Institute of Complementary Medicine and the Translational Health Research Institute.
About the School of Science
The School of Science is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Cluster. In the latest ERA exercise, the University’s assessed research in sciences was rated at world standard or higher. There are close ties between the School and the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment.
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See the University announcement here
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