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Andrew Vann

Professor, Vice-Chancellor and President

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Personal profile

Personal profile

Professor Vann was born in the UK, trained as a civil engineer and worked in engineering consultancy before completing a PhD in the Civil Engineering Systems Group at University of Bristol in 1994.

He lectured in structural engineering at University of Bristol prior to moving to Australia in 1996 where he took up a similar post in the Faculty of Engineering at Central Queensland University in Rockhampton. During this time he pursued research interests in structural monitoring and artificial intelligence, as well as leading pedagogical change in moving the Bachelor of Engineering at CQU to a project-based format.

He held various senior academic and administrative roles at CQU before joining James Cook University in North Queensland in 2004 as Pro-Vice Chancellor Information Services and Technologies and, from 2008 was Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for the Faculties and Teaching and Learning.

Professor Vann joined Charles Sturt University as Vice-Chancellor in December 2011.

He holds a number of board and community leadership roles is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.

Education/Academic qualification

BEng (Hons), PhD, GradCertBusAd, FAIM, FAICD, FIEAust

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profession Social Sciences
leadership Social Sciences
university Social Sciences
discourse Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
leader Social Sciences
dying Social Sciences
materialism Social Sciences

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Research Output 2016 2016

  • 2 Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Learning and shaping professional discourse: Journeys between the margins and the core of discipline discourse

Higgs, J., Vann, A., Tasker, R. & Chambers, R., 2016, Professional practice discourse Marginalia. Higgis, J. & Trede, F. (eds.). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, p. 123-136 14 p. (Practice, Education, Work and Society; vol. 10).

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)


The soul of the university: Deliberate leadership and the hero's journey

Vann, A., 2016, Educating the deliberate professional: Preparing for future practices. Trede, F. & McEwen, C. (eds.). 1st ed. Switzerland: Springer, p. 75-90 16 p.

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)


Press / Media

Country kids missing out on essential health services

Tamara Cumming & Andrew Vann


1 Media contribution

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CSU social work team crowned tops, again

Manohar Pawar, Wendy Bowles, Karen Bell, Andrew Vann & Garth Norris


1 Media contribution

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CSU partners with ‘Farm to Institution, Central West NSW’ project

Andrew Vann & Fiona Nash


1 Media contribution

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