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.


Warwick Anderson, AM

Warwick Anderson, AM

Warwick Anderson is much lauded for eminent service to health and medical research, as both researcher and administrator. Former CEO of the National Health and Medical Research Council, Warwick was foundation head of Monash University's School of Biomedical Sciences and Deputy Director of the Baker  Medical  Research  Institute.  He  was  made  a Member of the Order of Australia, for service to health and medical research through leadership roles with the National Health and Medical Research Council, to the development of medical science at Monash University, and to hypertension and renal physiology research.

Warwick's Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow role includes provision of strategic advice to the Vice-Chancellor and to the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.


Mick Dodson, AM

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.


Wai-Kwong Seck

Wai-Kwong Seck

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.


John Thwaites

John Thwaites

A distinguished Monash alumnus, John Thwaites is a former Member of the Victorian Parliament who served as Deputy Premier of Victoria and as Minister in portfolios including Health, Planning, Environment, Victorian Communities and as Victoria's first Minister for Climate Change. In these portfolios,  he  was  responsible  for  major  reforms  in social policy, health, environment and water. Since retiring from Parliament, his roles have included Chair of the National Sustainability Council of Australia, the Australian Building Codes Board and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and infrastructure  adviser  to  Timor-Leste.

Located in the Monash Sustainable Development Institute as a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow, John is Chair of the Institute and Chair of ClimateWorks Australia.


Mary Vallentine

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.


Aibing Yu

Aibing Yu

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.

Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellows

Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellows - past