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Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, Western Sydney University

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Clare Pollock

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost

Western Sydney University

Professor Clare Pollock is a dynamic and driven leader currently on the Senior Leadership Team at Western Sydney University as Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost. The role offers leadership and responsibility across twelve academic schools, The College, The Whitlam Institute, University Secretary and General Counsel. The Office also supports Indigenous Leadership at the University. Clare is also leading Western Sydney University’s Transformation Program to create a digitally enabled and connected environment which ensures its students succeed, its research has impact, and the communities of Western Sydney thrive.

Prior to joining Western Sydney University in June 2021, Clare was Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) at Flinders University, also holding a number of senior leadership roles at Curtin University, including as Associate Provost, Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Students in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Chair of Academic Board and Head of the School of Psychology and Speech Pathology. Clare also has external leadership roles in her profession, in higher education and as a non-executive Director for a number of government, professional and community boards.

Originally from the United Kingdom, Professor Pollock graduated from Oxford University and the University of London with a PhD in Psychology. As an accomplished academic in the field of psychology and human factors, Clare’s research career has focused on how psychology can be applied to improve safety, especially when it comes to people’s use of technology.

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