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Deputy Vice-Chancellor Strategic Development

Professor Fiona Coulson


Professor Fiona Coulson 
Phone:  + 61 (0) 7 4923 2623
Email:    f.coulson@cqu.edu.au


Martin Elms
Strategic Development Adviser
Phone:   0417 091 171
Email:     m.elms@cqu.edu.au


About the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Strategic Development

Prof Coulson’s current role grants her oversight of major CQUniversity development projects both nationally and internationally. This position takes the lead on key strategies driving growth, the development of new products and new locations, employer engagement, reputation management and impact. As a member of the University's Senior Executive, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor supports the Vice-Chancellor and President with the leadership and management of the University, underpinning its vision and academic direction as an innovative, accessible and great University in line with its values and Strategic and Operational Plans.

About Professor Fiona Coulson

Prof Fiona Coulson is the CQUniversity Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Development & Growth), a role she commenced in 2018 after holding previous roles at CQUniversity including Dean of the University’s largest School; the School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences. Prof Coulson has a background in medical research, primarily in the relationship between diabetes and inflammation and their effects on gastrointestinal motility and respiratory function.  Fiona completed her undergraduate studies at The University of Queensland and obtained a first class Honours degree in pharmacology in 1994. She continued her studies into the pharmacological modulation of airway inflammation and was awarded her PhD in 1999. Fiona extended her training with a post-doctoral fellowship in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA. She returned to Australia in 2002 to a Lecturer position with Griffith University Schools of Pharmacy and Health Science, before later working for The University of Queensland School of Medicine as a Senior Research Fellow.