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CMU’s 60th Anniversary Liberal Arts Special Lecture

On June 6th, CMU will Invite Professor Caroline McMillen to lecture on the topic of “Navigating the Labyrinth: Women and Leadership”.

Professor Caroline McMillen joined the University of Newcastle as Vice-Chancellor and President in October 2011. She has dedicated almost 30 years to the higher education sector, holding leadership roles across research, innovation and teaching. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University, and completed her medical training at the University of Cambridge.

As a biomedical researcher, Professor McMillen is internationally recognised for her work into the impact of the nutritional environment before birth on the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and obesity in adult life.

Her research group has been funded continuously for two decades by both the Australian Research Council and the National Health and Medical Research Council. She has published more than 200 publications and been invited to present at more than 70 international and national meetings. Professor McMillen is also currently the Chair of the Endocrinology, Reproduction and Development Commission of the International Union of Physiological Societies - the only Australian Chair on this international body. Over her career, Professor McMillen has trained more than 50 Honours and PhD students who have gone on to win national honours and fellowships and made significant contributions in diverse careers, including research, industry, medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and education.

For more information:

Location: B1 Auditorium, LiFu Education Building

Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Time: 15:00PM-17:00PM

Lecture Title: Navigating the Labyrinth: Women and Leadership

Lecturer: Professor Caroline McMillen, Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Newcastle