Pro Vice-Chancellor (Health - Sydney Campuses) (March 2022 - present)
Professor Louise Hickman leads the engagement with Faculties and Divisions to develop strategies for expanding UOW’s health-focused Sydney Metropolitan Campuses at Liverpool and Loftus.
The position ensures the delivery of a growing and sustainable portfolio of innovative and industry engaged courses responsive to the current and future needs of the region and a strong research environment that is collaborative, interdisciplinary and focused on research translation.
UOW has a strong commitment to deep engagement with communities and industry in metropolitan Sydney, especially the growing South Western and Sutherland regions, and Professor Hickman will lead the development of Community and Industry Engagement strategies, consulting with key stakeholders to ensure that UOW’s vision of being a leading provider of health programs aligns with the needs of the community.
Professor Hickman joined UOW from UTS where she held an interdisciplinary role as Director of Palliative Care Programs, responsible for improving palliative, aged and chronic care through clinical research and translation (IMPACCT).
She is an internationally recognised nurse-scientist with expertise in translational health research focused on older people, improving communities and access to care.
Professor Hickman brings to the role an in-depth knowledge of the health care industry combined with a significant understanding of curriculum, pedagogy and the drivers of learning. Professor Hickman has a strong track record of building and delivering programs built in partnership with communities and health.
Alongside Professor Hickman’s curriculum leadership she has a sustained funded research program which builds upon the crucial urgency to address unmet chronic health care needs in our ageing population, and moving care from a traditional acute episodic care model of treating one patient, one disease, to a person-centred, culturally safe care continuum model across care settings.
Professor Hickman has authored more than 100 publications including international engagement with 228 co-authors across 14 countries.
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