Prof Glyn Davis


Professor Glyn Davis


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Professor Glyn Davis
Vice Chancellor and President of the University of Melbourne.

Professor Davis has just completed a term as chair of the Group of Eight, representing Australia’s leading research universities.

Professor Davis was educated in political science at the University of New South Wales and the Australian National University, before undertaking post-doctoral appointments as a Harkness Fellow at the University of California Berkeley, the Brookings Institution in Washington DC and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Professor Davis teaches and researches in the field of public policy. His public sector service includes working as the Director-General of the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Queensland, and is Foundation Chair of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government.

In 2007, Professor Davis co-authored the fourth edition of The Australian Policy Handbook (Allen and Unwin). He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and a Companion in the Order of Australia.

In early 2008 Professor Davis was named a member of the Innovation Taskforce, an expert group commissioned to review Australia’s research and innovation systems. In April 2008 Professor Davis co-chaired the Australia 2020 Summit with the Prime Minister.

Internationally, Professor Davis is Vice-Chair of Universitas 21, a grouping of 25 leading universities from around the globe, a member of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, a member of the Hong Kong Grants Commission, and a Director of the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies at King’s College London.

The University of Melbourne, established in 1853, has a student body of 44,000, more than 7,000 staff and an annual budget approaching $A 1.3 billion. In its most recent global rankings, the Times of London named the University of Melbourne among the top 30 universities in the world.

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