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Professor Jennifer L Martin AC
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)

Professor Jennifer L Martin AC Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)

Professor Jennifer Martin was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) in March 2019. Prior to her current role, Professor Martin held the position of Director of the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery at Griffith University in Queensland.

As DVC(R&I) at UOW, Professor Martin’s primary role is to lead the University’s strategy for research and innovation and continue to drive the performance of research across the University and to support a culture of innovation.

Prof Jennifer Martin is an internationally renowned protein crystallographer and structural biologist. She has made seminal discoveries in bacterial redox biochemistry, including revealing how the DsbA enzyme assembles bacterial ‘weapons’, and has validated DsbA as a target for novel antibacterials that are now being developed.

Professor Martin's work is widely recognised. She is current President of the Asian Crystallography Association and a member of the Executive for the International Union of Crystallography. She was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2017 and made a Companion of the Order of Australia earlier this year for "eminent service to scientific research, particularly in the field of biochemistry and protein crystallography applied to drug-resistant bacteria, as a role model, and as an advocate for gender equality in science". She was a founding member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Steering Committee, that established the Athena SWAN pilot to address gender equity in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine. 


Tracy Panton
Senior Executive Assistant to the
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)
Phone: +61 2 4221 3915
Email: tracy_panton@uow.edu.au


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University of Wollongong
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Last reviewed: 11 April, 2019

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