Pro Vice-Chancellor (International Strategy) (appointed May 2019)
MA, D Phil Oxford
As Pro Vice-Chancellor (International Strategy), Professor Wheeler is responsible for the development and implementation of the academically-led international strategy for ANU.
Professor Wheeler joined the University as the Dean of the ANU College of Law in early 2018, a role she continues to hold. Professor Wheeler divides her time between the ANU College of Law and her role as Pro Vice-Chancellor (International Strategy).
Prior to taking up these positions at the ANU, Professor Wheeler was a Professor at Queen’s University Belfast, where she served a five-year term as Head of the School of Law, and was Dean of Internationalisation for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences from 2013-17. Professor Wheeler also served as interim Pro Vice-Chancellor of her Faculty in 2015, was Director of the Institute of Governance at Queens for five years to 2010, and was Professor of Law there from 2004. Prior to her appointment in Belfast, Professor Wheeler held notable positions in Law at both the University of Leeds, and at Birkbeck, University of London.
Professor Wheeler was elected to the Academy of Social Sciences in 2011 and to the Royal Irish Academy in 2013. In the 2017 New Years’ Honours list, she was awarded an Order of the British Empire for services to higher education in Northern Ireland. Professor Wheeler became a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law in 2018.