Prof Dick Strugnell

Advisor for Graduate Research Studies


Professor Dick Strugnell has been involved with Graduate Research matters since late 1999 when a simple question regarding a scholarship led to an invitation to join GRSC, the scholarship scoring committee and, from there, the Research Higher Degrees Committee of Academic Board. Barbara Evans, the then Dean of the School of Graduate Studies appointed Dick an Associate Dean in 2005 and then Deputy Dean in 2007.

Professor Strugnell assumed the role of Pro Vice Chancellor, (PVC) Graduate Research at the University of Melbourne in December 2007 and more recently he has also added PVC International to his responsibilities. Professor Strugnell is an internationally-recognised microbiologist. He has a research interest in disease-causing bacteria and in the development of vaccines against bacterial infections. Professor Strugnell is also Deputy Chair of the Gene Technology Access Centre,