Deputy Vice-Chancellors

Together with the Vice-Chancellor, the deputy vice-chancellors form a leadership team that contributes to decision-making across the University on all significant issues covering strategy, management, administration and related policies.

Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

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Professor Stephen Garton, BA Sydney PhD UNSW, FAHA FASSA FRAHS

Stephen Garton was appointed as the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney in August 2009.

As Provost, he is the Vice-Chancellor's senior deputy and together they are responsible for the general management of the University. He deputises for the Vice-Chancellor in his absence. The Provost exercises, under the direction of the Vice-Chancellor, executive responsibilities and strategic leadership for the delivery of the University's academic programs and is responsible for the general performance of the faculties, including faculty budgets.

Professor Garton is a graduate of the University of Sydney (BA) and the University of NSW (PhD) and a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and the Royal Australian Historical Society. His research interests include Australian, British and American social and cultural history, with a specific focus on crime, incarceration, medicine, masculinity and sexuality.


Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services)

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Professor Shane Houston PhD Curtin

With a strong background in education and health, Shane Houston leads the University’s institution-wide strategy to advance Indigenous participation, engagement, education and research.

Professor Houston was previously executive director of systems performance and Aboriginal policy with the NT Department of Health and Families. He has been actively engaged in Aboriginal advancement issues for more than 30 years at a community level, working in government and in a number of international settings, including various United Nations-related activities. He has a long-standing interest in the development of culturally secure health services and systems, and in health economics – especially in finding greater equity in how health systems allocate and use resources.

Professor Houston took up his position as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) in April 2011. He had previously been a board member of the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health and the Lowitja Institute.


Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Registrar)

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Professor Tyrone Carlin BCom UNSW, LLB (Hons) Sydney MCom (Hons) UNSW LLM Sydney PhD Macquarie Grad Dip Fin SIA, CA FCPA FFin

Professor Tyrone Carlin was appointed as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Registrar) of the University of Sydney in March 2014. As Deputy Vice Chancellor (Registrar), he has responsibility for the management of key elements of the University’s relationship with and provision of services to students from the point of recruitment to the point of graduation and for a range of initiatives directed towards the enhancement of the student experience at the University.

Prior to his appointment as Deputy Vice Chancellor, he served in a number of senior positions at the University of Sydney, including as Pro Vice Chancellor (Education Operations) and as Co-Dean of the University of Sydney Business School. He was Dean of Law at Macquarie University immediately prior to his appointment to the University of Sydney.

A Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and the recipient of the Law Graduates Association Medal in Law, his research interests include the application and operation of good faith requirements and fiduciary obligations in commercial contexts and corporate financial reporting and regulation.


Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

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Professor Jill Trewhella MSc UNSW PhD Sydney, Dist FRSN FLANL FAAAS FNSSA

In her role as DVC (Research), which she has held since January 2009, Professor Trewhella enables research at the University by providing practical support for its researchers, schools, faculties and institutes at every stage from grant applications through to dissemination of research through traditional academic and commercial channels.

Professor Trewhella is a bioscientist and ARC Federation Fellow who is internationally recognised for her contribution to our understanding of the molecular communication that underpins healthy function. She completed a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Sydney before moving to the United States for 25 years, where she spent time at Yale as a postdoctoral associate. She then worked at Los Alamos National University where, with their extensive technologies, she developed an interest in developing new methodologies through uniting disciplines.