Professor Stephen Walker, Executive Dean, Faculty of Science
|Professor Stephen Walker|
BSc (Hons) Syd., PhD Tas
|Phone:||+61 (7) 3365 1609|
|Fax:||+61 (7) 3365 1613|
|Office:||Room 304, Building 69 [See map]|
|Post:||The University of Queensland Brisbane,
Qld 4072, Australia
Mrs Helen Quintner
|Tel:||+617 3365 1609|
|Fax:||+617 3365 1613|
Areas of responsibility
As Executive Dean, Professor Walker is responsible for the academic leadership and management of the Faculty. The role includes accountability for all aspects of academic programs (teaching and research), staff management and resource allocation for schools and centres in the Faculty, as well as representation of the Faculty and University to the wider community.
Professor Walker was appointed as Executive Dean for Engineering, Physical Sciences and Architecture at the University of Queensland in February 2006 and then Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science from January 2009. Prior to these positions, he spent 5 years at the Australian Research Council (ARC), as Executive Director for Engineering and Environmental Sciences, and as Acting CEO for a substantial part of 2004. In these roles, he was responsible for competitive research funding across a range of discipline areas and schemes, including management of the ARC Linkage-Projects scheme, and had substantial input to Australian Government research policy, on issues such as research funding schemes, research infrastructure and research priority areas.
Professor Walker has broad research interests, including numerical modelling and development of instrumentation in areas such as atmospheric and oceanographic plume dispersion, remote sensing, coastal oceanography and eutrophication, and medical research (electrocardiology). He has extensive experience in collaborative research, in conjunction with Government agencies, utilities, and private industry. He is currently a member of a number of advisory boards, and is a Director of the Queensland Parallel Supercomputer Foundation.