Heather Cavanagh

Professor Heather Cavanagh (nee Urwin), Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Development and Industry)

  • Charles Sturt University, 7 Major Innes Road

    2444 Port Macquarie

    Australia

  • 1306 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
1988 …2015
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Professor Heather Cavanagh was appointed Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Development and Industry) (DVC RDI) in September 2018. Prior to taking up this position, Professor Cavanagh was the inaugural Pro-Vice Chancellor, Global Engagement (Research & Partnerships) and before that was the Associate Dean (Deputy Dean) and Acting Executive Dean of Science.

Professor Cavanagh holds a Bachelor of Science (honours) Microbiology and PhD in Molecular Virology from the University of Glasgow, a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (with distinction) from the University of Strathclyde and a Postgraduate Certificate of University Leadership and Management from Charles Sturt University.

Over many years Professor Cavanagh has been instrumental in leading and developing off-shore programs, developing and maintaining strong relationships with international institutions and developing partnerships and pathways for domestic and international students.

Professor Cavanagh has overseen a dramatic increase in student mobility (outward bound), successfully internationalised curriculum at both course and subject level, developed successful articulation pathways from strategic partners to CSU degrees, facilitated international accreditation and established successful Diploma to Degree pathways for international students. In addition, Professor Cavanagh has facilitated the development of productive research partnerships resulting in joint funding, publications and staff exchange in Europe, North America and Asia.

Education/Academic qualification

Graduate Certificate of University Learning & Teaching, Charles Sturt University

2006

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (with distinction) (Education), University of Strathclyde

19961997

PhD (Veterinary Pathology), University of Glascow

19851989

BSc (Hons) (Microbiology), University of Glascow

19781982

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Research Output 1988 2015

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Infection Control
Microbiology
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Complementing a Rural Pharmacy Course with CAM: Reflections from a Decade of Experience

Simpson, M., Cavanagh, H., John, G., Kerr, P., Obied, H., Robinson, H. & Maynard, G., Mar 2014, In : Pharmacy. 2, 1, p. 88-97 10 p.

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4 Citations
Infection Control
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Nursing
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Nursing Education
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Distance education
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Press / Media

CSU drops plan for name change after feedback

Heather Cavanagh

18/02/19

1 item of media coverage

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Have your say on CSU name change at public consultation sessions

Heather Cavanagh

17/01/19

17 items of media coverage

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World is their oyster as CSU students graduate

Heather Cavanagh

17/12/18

2 items of media coverage

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The world is their oyster as CSU students graduate

Heather Cavanagh

17/12/18

1 item of media coverage

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