DVC (Research) Southern Cross University
Professor Mary Spongberg as the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research), has strategic responsibility for all research functions, including government and industry partnerships and research training. She is directly responsible for the Office of Research, the Graduate School, Research Institutes and the Environmental Analysis Laboratory (a commercial research enterprise).
Mary began her career as an NHMRC (CARG) postdoctoral research fellow in Gender Studies at the University of Sydney. She spent almost twenty years at Macquarie where she worked at the National Centre for HIV Social Research and the department of Modern History. She was Head of Modern History between 2008 and 2010 and Associate Dean of Research for the faculty of Arts.
Mary comes to SCU from the University of Technology Sydney, where she was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. During her tenure in this position she developed the HASS Research Excellence Framework, the HASS/STEM research strategy and established the Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges, the Centre for Climate Justice, the Centre for STEM education Futures and History Lab. She has held several Australia Research Council grants and is currently working on an ARC DP on Jane Austen. She is author of three monographs, including the recently published Empathetic Histories (Bloomsbury, 2019) and numerous edited collections.
News item 26 October 2018: Southern Cross University announces new Deputy Vice Chancellor Research.