Access, Participation and Partnerships

Sue Kilpatrick

Sue Kilpatrick

Prof Sue Kilpatrick

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students)

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Professor Sue Kilpatrick is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students), University of Tasmania, Australia where her responsibilities include access and outreach programs, pathways to the University from schools and vocational education and training (VET), relationships with the VET sector, the Aboriginal support unit, Riawunna Centre, English Language Centre. She was formerly Pro Vice Chancellor (Rural and Regional) at Deakin University, Australia, and Director of the University Department of Rural Health, Tasmania. Her previous positions at UTAS include seven years as Associate Director and Director of the Centre for Research and Learning in Regional Australia in the Faculty of Education.

Sue has had a diverse career in higher education, including in economics, education and rural health. She is the author of over 200 papers and reports which have received more than 2700 citations, and has lead more than 60 research projects. Her research underpinned the multimillion dollar joint federal state government FarmBis agricultural training program. Sue's policy research includes work on post compulsory and vocational education for previous Tasmanian Governments. She is lead author of the first Australian access and equity policy for VET and one of two papers on education commissioned for the Regional Australia Summit in 1999. Her social capital research has been drawn on by the Australian, Tasmanian and Victorian governments.

Sue holds a PhD in the Economics of Education and a Master of Economics in Labour Economics. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Member of the Australian College of Education. Membership of community boards and committees in areas related to her research has complemented Sue's career, including school education, the early years, farmer education and training, economic development, rural health and community care. Sue is currently a Member of the Regional Development Australia (Tasmania) Committee. 


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