University Officers

Emeritus Professor Ann Elizabeth Sefton AO

Emeritus Professor Ann Sefton AO was a Fellow of Senate elected by and from the graduates of the of the University of Sydney for two terms from 1 December 2001 to 30 November 2009. During this period, Ann was appointed Pro-Chancellor (2003) and was elected Deputy Chancellor by Senate for two terms, from 20 February 2004 to 4 February 2008.

While Deputy Chancellor, Ann presided over a number of graduation ceremonies including overseas graduations, and was

  • Chair of the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee for the Selection of Chancellor
  • Chair of the Advisory Committee for Honorary Awards
  • Acting Chair of the Chair Appointments Committee
  • an ex-officio member of most Senate committees
  • an ex-officio member of the Law Extension Committee

As a graduate Fellow of Senate, Ann was a member of the Alumni Council from 2006 to 2009.


AO, BSc(Med) MB BS PhD DSc Sydney
Fellow of Senate 2001 - 2009, including appointment by Senate as
– Pro Chancellor 2003, and election by Senate as
– Deputy Chancellor 2004 - 2008

Ann was formerly a Professor in Physiology, Associate Dean in the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry, and Chair of the Academic Forum. She is Co-Chair, Education Committee, International Union of Physiological Sciences and Member of Council. She is an Honorary Life Member, SU Medical Society, Australasian Medical Students’ Association, and was awarded the following: Australian Award for University Teaching; Teaching Excellence (University of Sydney); and Dentistry and Lions Award (research advisory).