Senior Vice-Provost and Vice-Provost (Research) – Professor Pauline Nestor

Professor Nestor's responsibilities include enhancing the University's research performance, particularly in national competitive, government, and industry funding; ensuring responsible research practice, integrity and compliance with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research; Chair of the Research Committee; and leadership responsibility for the Monash Research Office, Contracts Management Office, Major Partnerships and Initiatives Office, Monash University Accident Research Centre and Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research.

In addition, Professor Nestor will act as the Provost's standing deputy and will hold her delegation during periods of absence as Senior Vice-Provost.

Professional background

Before her appointment to the Vice-Provost role, Professor Nestor was Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Arts, as well as serving as Academic Adviser to the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).

Professor Nestor was educated in Australia and England. After a BA (Hons) at Melbourne University, she attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and completed her master's and doctorate degrees in nineteenth-century English literature and culture.

She has been a foundation board member of the Victorian Registration and Qualification Authority, a member of the Victorian Higher Education Accreditation Committee, and a member of the ARC College of Experts.

Research interests

Professor Nestor has written extensively on nineteenth-century English women writers, especially George Eliot, the Brontes and Elizabeth Gaskell. Her books include George Eliot (Palgrave, 2002), Charlotte Bronte (Women Writers) (Macmillan, 1987), Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre (Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1992) and Female Friendships and Communities (Clarendon, 1985).