Professor Ian Chubb – Chief Scientist of Australia


  • Ian Chubb


Professor Ian Chubb commenced his role of Chief Scientist of Australia on 23 May 2011. Prior to his appointment Professor Ian Chubb was Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University (2001-2011), Vice-Chancellor of Flinders University (1995-2000), Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Monash University (1993-1995) while simultaneously the Foundation Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics for 16 months. Professor Chubb’s research focused on the neurosciences and was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian Research Grants Scheme and by various Foundations. He has co-authored some 70 full papers and co-edited one book - all related to his research. He was a member of the Grants Committee, and a member or Chair of several Grant Interviewing Committees, for the National Health and Medical Research Council..In 1999 Professor Chubb was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for “service to the development of higher education policy and its implementation at state, national and international levels, as an administrator in the tertiary education sector, and to research particularly in the field of neuroscience”. In 2006 he was made a Companion (AC) in the order for “service to higher education, including research and development policy in the pursuit of advancing the national interest socially, economically, culturally and environmentally, and to the facilitation of a knowledge-based global economy”. In 2000, Professor Chubb was awarded a Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) from Flinders University. He was made the ACT’s Australian of the Year in 2011 for his contribution to higher education.