Professor Duncan Maskell became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne in October 2018.
Professor Maskell believes firmly in universities’ leadership roles in public discussion and debate, and in fostering critical reflection across all knowledge areas, including the humanities, arts and culture.
He is a strong supporter of a diversity and inclusion agenda, and Indigenous partnerships.
Professor Maskell believes in universities’ unique role in supporting research discovery and translation and commercialisation of new knowledge.
Previously holding professorial and leadership roles at the University of Cambridge, in a distinguished academic career Professor Maskell has published more than 250 research papers on bacterial infections in livestock and people, as well as co-founding four biotech companies.
He is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.