Monash University names Dr Paul White as new Deputy Dean
Incoming Dean Arthur Christopoulos has announced the appointment of Dr. Paul White as Professor and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
The appointment is the first in a process where Monash University is reviewing the structure, roles and strategic directions of the Faculty’s leadership team and all staff with a view to growing what is already an outstanding, world class, Faculty in a manner that is fit-for-purpose, sustainable and addresses key global health challenges over the coming years.
Paul White joined the Faculty in 1998 as an Assistant Lecturer and has contributed to the Faculty's education and research missions over the past 21 years. He has worked with other Faculty leaders to transform teaching and learning, and this has been acknowledged via receipt of national teaching awards from the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching and the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, in addition to the Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2014.
His education research has informed the Faculty's approaches to learning and has been highly cited. In addition to his contributions to education scholarship, Professor White has co-led a research group with Dr Lauren May that continues to shed new light on GPCR signalling in cardiovascular disease, identifying compounds that produce cardioprotection with substantially reduced adverse effects.
His work in this space has been published in top tier journals, including PNAS and Pharmacology and Therapeutics, as well as attracting substantial funding support from the NHMRC. Professor White has supervised 15 PhD students to completion. His contributions span the full range of academic endeavours, including international invitations to give state-of-the-art presentations on education innovation as well as biomedical research; innovation in active learning, teaching development and peer evaluation of teaching, and academic leadership of two major Monash University initiatives that impact teaching practices across the University.