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Andrew Rose
Professor Andrew Rose
BE(Environmental)(Hons)(UNSW), BSc(Mathematics)(UNSW), PhD
Current Appointment: Chair of Academic Board
Organisational Unit: Office of Vice Chancellor

Telephone: +61 2 6620 3189
Location: F Block, ground floor
Campus: Lismore
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I hold a BE (Hons I) in Environmental Engineering, a BSc in Mathematics, and a PhD in Environmental Engineering, all from the University of New South Wales. I commenced my academic career at the University of New South Wales in 2005 following receipt of an ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship, then moved to Southern Cross University in 2009 to take up a five-year research-only position associated with an ARC QEII Fellowship. In 2014 I joined the School of Environment, Science and Engineering as a research and teaching academic. Since then I have been strongly involved in teaching engineering, as Unit Assessor and lecturer responsible for delivery of units related to hydrology and hydraulic engineering, and recently as Unit Assessor for the Engineering Thesis units. I have a strong interest in teaching practice and have presented papers at the Australasian Association for Engineering Education conference. I remain research active in my field of aquatic chemistry, having published a total of 62 papers in international journals, supervised five PhD students to completion (with several more currently in progress), and been an investigator on a range of externally-funded ARC and CRC research projects. In recent years I have been involved in course leadership and curriculum development, most recently as Course Coordinator for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Coastal Systems Engineering (2018-present), which achieved external accreditation with Engineers Australia in 2018. In 2017 I gained funding from the NSW Department of Education to develop a novel curriculum model for “tertiary pathways” in engineering education, resulting in development of a new online-only Associate Degree in Civil Construction Engineering and Management. Since 2017 I have been increasingly involved in academic governance roles. I was Chair of the School of Environment, Science and Engineering Board from January 2017 to March 2019, and Acting Chair of Accreditation Committee from June-December 2018. I am currently Chair of the Academic Board. In all these roles, I am motivated to improve processes to reduce bureaucracy, increase transparency and accountability, empower colleagues in decision making, and optimise outcomes for the school and the university.