Ihorangi | Vice-Chancellor

Professor Dawn Freshwater, BA(Hons) Manc., PhD Nott.

Portrait of Dawn Freshwater

The role of the Ihorangi, Vice-Chancellor

The Ihorangi, Vice-Chancellor is the head of the University: its chief academic and administrative officer and the employer of all staff. They are responsible for leading strategic planning and directing resource allocation, in close consultation with the Council, University Executive Committe, the Provost, Deans and Directors Committee (PDDC), Senior Leadership Team, Senate, and senior leaders.

Professor Dawn Freshwater

Professor Freshwater has held senior University positions in the UK and Australia, most recently as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Australia. She has spent several decades working in mental health research, and contributing to hundreds of publications.

In her interview with Ingenio magazine, Professor Freshwater spoke about her early life growing up in Nottingham, UK, and the importance of education.

“I have very ambitious ideas about what universities can achieve, because education changed my life – and it also changed my family’s life as a result of changing mine,” she said.

Read about more about Dawn in the full Ingenio article Dawn of a new era.

Contact details

Julie Tomov | Executive Assistant
Email: j.tomov@auckland.ac.nz
Ext: 82696

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