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Prof Alan Pettigrew

Honorary Professorial Fellow

Professor Alan Pettigrew BSc (Hons) PhD FAICD

Professor Pettigrew has Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of Sydney and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has held senior academic and executive appointments at The University of Sydney, The University of Queensland and The University of New South Wales. He was Vice-Chancellor and CEO of the University of New England from 2006 to 2009. From 2001 to 2005 Professor Pettigrew was the inaugural CEO of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia.

Professor Pettigrew has served on many Australian Govenment and other committees, including an Advisory Committee for the Australian Law Reform Commission (2003 - 2004) and the Board of the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) Ltd (2006 - 2010).

Professor Pettigrew is a member of the Council of the QIMRBerghofer Medical Research Institute and is Chair of the Board of the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute. He is also Chair of the Board of the Western Australian Data Linkage Infrastructure Project. 

Professor Pettigrew served on the Cooperative Research Centres Committee for five years up to 2015. He has previously been a member of the Australian Capital Territory Selection Panel for the General Sir John Monash Foundation and an Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University. He was also an advisor to the Chief Scientist of Australia (2010 - 2014) and has actively contributed to the national policy discussions on research and higher education.

Professor Pettigrew has served as a consultant on international higher education and research training projects supported by the World Bank, the OECD and the Swedish International Development Agency. He has been engaged as a consultant by the NHMRC and the Australian Research Council as well as by eleven Australian universities advising on leadership, management and research strategy.  Professor Pettigrew participates in and leads various research training programs offered by the L.H. Martin Institute in national and international settings.

E: a.pettigrew@unimelb.edu.au