Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellows - current
Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellows are persons of national and international eminence, involved in development and implementation of strategic, student, research and operational activities of the University. They are integral to Monash's outreach in encouraging public intellectual discourse and debate, leadership development and mentorship to students and staff. Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellows are bestowed with the title of Professor for the duration of their appointment at the University.
Mick Dodson, AM
Distinguished Monash alumnus Professor Mick Dodson, member of the Yawuru peoples, is Director of the National Centre for Indigenous Studies and a Professor of Law at the Australian National University. The Australian Human Rights Commission’s first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Mick has worked extensively as a legal advisor in native title and human rights. He is internationally renowned as an advocate on land rights and other issues affecting Indigenous peoples locally and globally. His awards include Membership of the Order of Australia (awarded in 2003) and Australian of the Year, 2009.
Mick's role as a Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow includes providing advice, leadership and mentoring on matters relating to Indigenous affairs.
Distinguished Monash alumnus and Monash Fellow Wai-Kwong Seck is Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific, at State Street Bank and Trust Company. He has overall responsibility for the strategic direction, management and growth of State Street’s Global Services, Global Markets and Global Exchange businesses in the Asia-Pacific region. His previous positions include Chief Financial Officer, Singapore Exchange, and senior positions in the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Singapore’s DBS Bank. He holds board/committee appointments with the Singaporean Government, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Trinity International University (Chicago). In 2017, he was awarded The Public Service Medal of Singapore.
As a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow, Wai-Kwong’s role has particular focus on contributing to Monash Business School’s MBA, alumni engagement and the School’s profile in the region and beyond.
Mary Vallentine, AO
One of Australia’s most distinguished arts administrators, Mary Vallentine has held appointments including Chief Executive Officer of the Melbourne Recital Centre, Managing Director of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and Administrator of the Adelaide Festival of Arts. Mary has undertaken arts consultancies for Musica Viva Australia, Victorian Opera Company and New Zealand Symphony. Her community involvement has led her to board positions with the Australian Youth Orchestra, The Myer Foundation, Malthouse Theatre and the Naomi Milgrom Foundation. Among her awards are Officer of the Order of Australia and the Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award.
Mary’s role as a Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow includes providing strategic advice, expertise and mentoring in matters relating to the performing arts.
The Hon. Marilyn Warren, AC
Distinguished Monash alumna Marilyn Warren was the first woman to have been appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria, the first female Chief Justice in any Australian state or territory. During her 14 years as Chief Justice of Victoria (2003 - 2017), Marilyn served also as Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria (2006 - 2017). Marilyn's early career encompassed legal practice in the public and private sectors, culminating in appointment as Queen's Counsel (QC). She was first appointed a judge of the Supreme Court in 1998. Australia's highest honour, a Companionship in the Order of Australia (AC), was awarded to Marilyn for her service. As Chief Justice, Marilyn was chair of many legal and judicial bodies, including the Courts Council, the Judicial College and the Judicial Commission of Victoria, the Victorian Council of Legal Education, the Victoria Law Foundation and the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine. The University conferred on Marilyn the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa in 2004.
As a Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow, Marilyn's role includes contributing to teaching and learning activities within the Faculty of Law and advancing the University's interactions with the community.
Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science Aibing Yu has received prestigious awards for research, including an ARC Federation Fellowship, Ian Wark Medal (Australian Academy of Science) and NSW Scientist of the Year 2010 (in the Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Sciences category). His honorary appointments at universities in China, Japan, UK and USA have enhanced his international collaborations. In Australia, he has sustained an active involvement with the Chinese-Australian academic community, leading to his honorary presidency of the Federation of Chinese Scholars in Australia.
As Pro Vice-Chancellor and President, Monash University-Southeast University Joint Research Institute (Suzhou, China), and Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow, Aibing is further strengthening Monash's reputation for research, innovation and international focus.