Professor Susan Elliott
Nominee Director - Monash University
Professor Susan Elliott leads a dedicated Education portfolio at Monash University and is responsible for providing an integrated approach to the education elements within Focus Monash. As Deputy Vice‐Chancellor and Vice‐President (Education), Professor Elliott focuses on actively promoting engagement and advocacy in shaping the University’s education agenda.
Susan joined Monash University in March 2017 from The University of Melbourne where she held the position of Deputy Provost and Deputy Vice‐Chancellor (International). In addition to her responsibilities for international engagement and development, she was also credited with the renewed direction of equity programs, increasing the number of students from disadvantaged backgrounds and reshaping The University of Melbourne’s scholarship program.
Susan is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and her many appointments on national and international committees include immediate Past President of the Asia Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE)—the first Australian and first female academic elected to the position. She is a member of the Asia Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) International Policy Advisory Committee and she has also served as a Board member for the Australia India Institute.
Medical education has been a key focus among Susan’s research interests, and she has published extensively on the scholarship of education. Her academic qualifications include Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery, Doctor of Medicine (by thesis), and Graduate Certificates of Higher Education and Health Economics.