Professor Paul Wellings, CBE
Professor Paul Wellings assumed the post of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wollongong in January 2012, becoming the University’s fourth Vice-Chancellor.
Prior to his current role, Professor Wellings held the position of Vice-Chancellor of Lancaster University. He has previously been a Director of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and the Cumbrian Rural Regeneration Company. In 2006 he was appointed to the board of UUK and Chair of UUK's International European Policy Committee, and a board member of HEFCE and Chair of HEFCE's Research Committee.
Born in Nottingham and educated at Lancaster Royal Grammar School and the universities of London, Durham and East Anglia, Professor Wellings began his career as a NERC Research Fellow and moved to Australia as a research ecologist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), becoming Chief of the Entomology Division in 1995. From 1997 to 1999 he was Head of the Innovation and Science Division, Department of Industry, Science and Resources, Canberra, and in 1999 he became Deputy Chief Executive of CSIRO. In December 2011 he was appointed to the Board of Trustees of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS), China.
Professor Wellings was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2012 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to higher education in the UK.
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Awards & Rankings
- Rank in the Top 2% of universities in the world.
- Globally ranked as one of Australia's best modern universities
- 5 Star Rating
- Top 100 in the world for global graduates
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