Professor Mike Calford joined ANU as Provost, having held the equivalent position at the University of Tasmania. He has served in senior leadership in Australian higher education for more than 15 years. His leadership roles have included Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Newcastle and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Health and Medical Research) at the University of Wollongong.
As ANU Provost, Professor Calford is senior deputy to the Vice-Chancellor and the University’s chief academic officer, responsible for leading delivery of the ANU Strategic Plan.
In addition to his university leadership career, Professor Calford is a leading researcher in the field of neuroscience. After receiving a doctorate at Monash University, he held research and teaching roles at the Universities of Queensland and Melbourne, and at ANU. He also worked overseas at the University of Oxford, University of California Irvine and City University of New York.
During his academic career, Professor Calford has received many prestigious research fellowships and awards, including a Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship.