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Professor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Enterprise), UNSW Sydney

Nicholas Fisk is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Enterprise) at the University of New South Wales. With a background as a clinical scientist in maternal-fetal medicine and developmental biology, he is the author of more than 400 publications. He graduated MBBS from the University of Sydney, obtained his PhD from University College London and an MBA from Imperial College, London.

He has served in leadership roles in a number of international and national organisations, including as President of the International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society, Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Chair of the Steering Committee of the Association of Academic Health Centers International. He is a Board Member of Research Australia and currently chairs the Group of Eight Universities' DVCRs Committee.

Professor Fisk joined UNSW Sydney from the University of Queensland, where he was Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and served on the Boards of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research and the Metro North Hospital and Health Service. Prior to that, he was the inaugural Director of the University of Queensland's $70 million Centre for Clinical Research, and from 1992-2007 Professor in the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology at Imperial College London. He was elected to Fellowship of the Academy of Health and Medical Sciences in 2014 and In 2020 was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for service to tertiary education and maternal-fetal medicine.


  • –present
    Professor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) , UNSW


Member of the Order of Australia