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Professor Nic Smith is the Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University of Wellington.

Professor Nic Smith joined the University as Vice-Chancellor in January 2023 after holding professorial appointments as the Provost at Queensland University of Technology, Dean of Engineering at the University of Auckland, Head of Biomedical Engineering at King's College London, and Professor of Computational Physiology at the University of Oxford.

In all these roles he has continued an active teaching and research practice. This work has focused on the development of unique computational models that have been integrated with patient images and applied in hospitals to improve the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. He has authored more than 170 peer reviewed journal publications and 350 conference publications. He is also the lead author on several patent applications for the development of physiological models for specific clinical applications. He is a fellow of the Royal Society Te Apārangi and Engineering New Zealand.


  • 2023–present
    Vice Chancellor, Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington
  • 2020–2022
    Provost and Professor of Engineering, Academic Division, Queensland University of Technology