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Professor Clare Pollock

Professor Clare Pollock is the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost at Western Sydney University. The role offers leadership and responsibility across twelve academic schools, The College, The Whitlam Institute, University Secretary and General Counsel. The Office also supports Indigenous Leadership at the University.
Western Sydney University
Job Title
Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost

Western Sydney University was founded in 1989 and has 13 campuses, 11 of which are across the Greater Western Sydney region, which is comprised of 2.5 million people. The University is globally recognised amongst the Top 2 percent of universities in the world and was ranked first in the world in the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings. Western Sydney University has a growing international reach and reputation, with approximately 50,000 students.

Prior to joining Western Sydney University in June 2021, Clare was Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) at Flinders University, also holding a number of senior leadership roles at Curtin University, including as Associate Provost, Chair of Academic Board and Head of the School of Psychology and Speech Pathology. Clare also has external leadership roles in her profession, in higher education and as a non-executive Director for a number of government, professional and community boards.

Originally from the United Kingdom, Professor Pollock graduated from Oxford University and the University of London with a PhD in Psychology. Her research career has focused on how psychology can be applied to improve safety, especially when it comes to people’s use of technology.