Professor Sue Carthew was appointed to the position of Provost and Vice-President in July 2016.
Previous to this Professor Carthew was the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Engineering, Health, Science and the Environment (EHSE) at Charles Darwin University. Prior to her appointment as PVC EHSE in January 2012 she held positions of Head of the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences (EES) (2007-2011), and Head of Discipline of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology within EES (2004-2006) at the University of Adelaide.
Professor Carthew holds a PhD in Ecology from the University of Wollongong, and maintains research interests spanning three related areas:
conservation biology, including the impacts of habitat degradation and fragmentation on fauna and threatened species conservation
mammal ecology, with an emphasis on the ecology of small to medium ground-dwelling species and arboreal marsupials
plant-pollinator interactions, with a particular expertise in the role of mammals as pollinators.