Current Victoria University Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Dawkins has a distinguished career that includes high level leadership roles in the Victorian Government and 28 years in the university sector. He was Deputy Secretary of the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance and Secretary of the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. In 1996 he was appointed to the University of Melbourne where he was the Ronald Henderson Professor, and Director of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research until 2005. In 2001 he was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia for his research on Australian economic and social policy issues and has subsequently been elected a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration in Australia, and an Honorary Fellowship of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders. Read Peter Dawkin’s full biography.