Provost and Senior Vice-President

Professor Sharon Pickering, Acting Provost and Senior Vice-President

Professor-Sharon-PickeringProfessor Sharon Pickering is the Acting Provost and Senior Vice-President of E世博官网登录 University.

Professor Pickering provides leadership of the ten E世博官网登录 Faculties, as well as the University’s international campuses, E世博官网登录 University Malaysia, E世博官网登录 University Indonesia, and centres in India, Italy and the People’s Republic of China. She oversees the development, implementation and continuous improvement of the University’s academic vision and institutional excellence within the globally competitive and dynamic landscape of higher education.

Professor Pickering is a leading international scholar in the field of criminology with global expertise on border crossings, migration and trafficking. Her work across criminology and higher education has attracted numerous awards including an Australian Human Rights Commission Award, the Leon Radzinowicz Prize, the CM Alder Prize, the International Education Association of Australia Best Practice Award and the Australian Financial Review International Education Award. In 2018, she was made a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences. Professor Pickering has held an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship and ARC funding over many years and served on the ARC College and ERA panels. She has served on numerous editorial boards and held editorial positions with leading journals and publishers.

Professor Pickering has published 15 books and over 80 articles and book chapters and has led major research programs across Europe, South East Asia and the Pacific. She has extensive international experience developing multifaceted research and education relationships with institutions across Indonesia, India, China, Malaysia, the Pacific and Europe and longstanding industry relationships across law enforcement, government and the NGO sector serving in various advisory capacities.

Professor Pickering was previously Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Senior Vice-President of E世博官网登录 University, with responsibility for education strategy, student experience, teaching and learning, scholarships, executive education, online education and related functions for the University.

She has served as the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Head of Social Sciences and Head of Criminology, as well as exercising University-wide leadership across key strategic domains including international campuses, research theme programs, workforce change and enterprise bargaining, and budget reform. Sharon is committed to scaling the benefits of international education and has led the development of a number of major initiatives including the Global Immersion Guarantee.

Professor Pickering also previously led the University’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion responsibilities, building on three decades of work on gender-based violence as a researcher, educator and advocate.

Professor Pickering holds a Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne (2000), Master of Arts (Criminal Justice), University of Southampton, United Kingdom (1995), and a Bachelor of Arts, 墨尔本大学(1994).

As well as being a formidable advocate for higher education, she is raising a household of passionate young people and is a die-hard supporter of the Geelong Football Club.


Nick Ginsburg
Executive Assistant
Office of the Provost and Senior Vice-President

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