Professor Caroline McMillen
Professor Caroline McMillen joined the University of Newcastle as Vice-Chancellor and President in October 2011. She has previously served in academic leadership positions at Monash University, the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia. She has held national and international roles in medical and health research, industry engagement, innovation strategy and policy development.
Professor McMillen is a Director of the Board of Universities Australia; the Australian Business Higher Education Round Table (BHERT), and the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Professor McMillen is a BusinessEvents Sydney Ambassador and has served as Convenor of the New South Wales Vice-Chancellor’s Committee.
As a medical researcher, Professor McMillen is internationally recognised for her work on the impact of the nutritional environment before birth on the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and obesity in adult life and is an inaugural Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, Bragg Member of the Royal Institution, Australia and currently serves on the Council of the International Union of Physiological Societies. She holds a BA (Honours) and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Oxford, and completed her medical training graduating with an MB, B Chir at the University of Cambridge.