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Lisa Jackson Pulver

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Sydney

Professor Jackson Pulver AM currently holds the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Strategy and Services at the University of Sydney.
A visionary educator and strategically sound, Lisa places a deep understanding of Indigenous issues and inclusion more generally at the heart of all that she achieves. Lisa is a leading commentator on education, health, research and Indigenous affairs in both University environments and the Australian community in general, having led the successful development and adoption of the current strategy “One Sydney Many People” and having multiple guest appearances on The Drum, Q and A and via various podcasts. Lisa has overseen dramatic increases in overall Indigenous student numbers and is now concentrating on educational innovations and curriculum reviews that will benefit all students, including undergraduate and postgraduate cohorts from all 170 countries and backgrounds from which University of Sydney students originate.
Lisa is committed to an education which creates the next generation of leaders in the future workplaces of Australia and globally.
She serves her country in the Royal Australian Air Force Specialist Reserve and has moved through the ranks from her initial commission as Flight Lieutenant to her current rank of Group Captain.
Jackson Pulver is an academic leader, a recognised expert in public health, prominent researcher, a visionary and tireless advocate for Education, Health and innovative methods to ensure that both are inclusive for all. Lisa remains the Universities Australia nominee to Council and is a Director with the Australian Medical Council. Her artworks adorn the reports she writes.
Lisa is well known for her collaborative and inclusive approach to all that she does.


  • 2018–present
    Deputy Vice Chancellor, Sydney University
  • 2018–present
    Professor Public Health and Epidemiology, School of Public Health
  • 2016–2018
    Pro Vice Chancellor, Western Sydney University
  • 2003–2016
    Professor Public Health, University New South Wales
  • 2001–2003
    Epidemiologist, South East Health
  • 1998–2001
    Public Health Officer, NSW Dept Health
  • 1994–1998
    Koori Centre, Sydney Univeristy
  • 1981–1991
    Graphic artist, educator, consultant, Artscape Studios and others
  • 1978–1981
    Pupil then Registered General Nurse, Lidcome Hospital


  • 2015 
    Deakin , MA (Strategic Studies)
  • 2003 
    Sydney University, PhD
  • 2000 
    NSW Dept Health, Grad Dip App Epi
  • 1998 
    Sydney Univerisity, MPH
  • 1980 
    NSW Health Commission, Registered General Nurse List A


  • 2021
    In the pursuit of equity: COVID-19, data and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia , Statistical Journal of the IAOS
  • 2021
    Developer/Adaptor Method: A Community-Based Approach to Improve Health in Indigenous Communities, International Journal of Indigenous Health
  • 2020
    Accuracy of reporting of Aboriginality on administrative health data collections using linked data in NSW, Australia, BMC Medical Research Methodology
  • 2020
    The high prevalence and impact of rheumatic heart disease in pregnancy in First Nations populations in a high-income setting: a prospective cohort study, International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • 2020
    Eclampsia in Australia and New Zealand: A prospective population-based study, Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol
  • 2020
    Family caregiving for older Aboriginal people in urban Australia: Disclosing worlds of meaning in the dementia experience, Dementia

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow - Centre Defence Strategic Studies
  • Member - Royal Society New South Wales
  • Member - Australina Military Medicine Association
  • Member - Australian Medical Association
  • Member - Australian Statistical Advisory Council
  • Member - Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)


Member Order of Australia, Fellow Royal Society of NSW

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