In June this year Professor Long commenced her role as Provost at the University of Tasmania. She has a substantial background in key academic and university executive roles. Most recently, she was Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President at La Trobe University, where she was responsible for the Academic, International and Education portfolios, and was Acting Vice-Chancellor as required.
From her experiences at La Trobe and prior to that, at the University of Western Australia, she is very familiar with regionally dispersed, multi-campus universities that simultaneously pursue an agenda of excellence in teaching and research, and build social equity through increased rates of participation. She has an appreciation of the deep community engagement that is critical for the University of Tasmania.
Professor Long started her career as a historian of modern Britain and of gender relations, excelling in both teaching and research. Since the mid-2000s, in the context of university management and leadership, she has served as Centre Director, Dean and Deputy Vice-Chancellor.
Professor Long will address the role of education in diversity and inclusion. Specifically she will share The University of Tasmania’s central role in transforming Tasmania into a fairer, more prosperous, inclusive state.
Kate Jenkins, Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner
Stan Grant, Indigenous Affairs Editor for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and special advisor to the Prime Minister on Indigenous constitutional recognition
Will Hodgman, Premier Tasmania
Adam Mostogl, Founder / Inspirer of Illuminate Education
Tara Howell and Sam Haberle, Directors of S.Group
Trisha Squires, CEO AFL Tasmania
Sadhana Smiles, CEO Harcourts Victoria
Lauren Jauncey, Founder and Director of Frankly Div