Our Board

Professor Caroline Finch AO

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at Edith Cowan University
Research Participant Representative

Professor Caroline Finch AO joined Edith Cowan University (ECU) in 2018 as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Vice-President with the responsibility for leading research at ECU.

Professor Finch AO has had extensive board and committee experience across science, technology, defence, health, and sport. She is/has been active in multiple Joint Venture Agreement partnerships involving multiple university partners contributing to science and technology fields and has held multiple invited national and state government committee roles. She has considerable experience in research leadership in joint academia-industry collaborations. With this background, she is a respected leader, known for her strong stakeholder engagement, communication skills and high professional integrity. She is a highly sought-after mentor and woman in STEMM leader. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Professor Finch AO holds a PhD in Mathematics/Statistics from Monash University and a Research Masters in Mathematical Statistics from Latrobe University. She is an internationally and nationally awarded research leader with formal recognition for her policy influence and end-user reach. Many of her most significant research contributions have been related to data system design, database development, and the interrogation of/reporting from large complex databases as they relate to injury prevention and sports medicine. In 2018, Professor Finch was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for her distinguished service to sports medicine, particularly in the area of injury prevention as an educator, researcher and author, and to the promotion of improved health in athletes and those who exercise.

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We respect their deep enduring connection to their lands, waterways and surrounding clan groups since time immemorial. We cherish the richness of First Nations Peoples’ artistic and cultural expressions.

We are privileged to gather on this Country and through this website to share knowledge with future generations.