Professor Monique SkidmoreDeputy Vice-Chancellor Global
University of Tasmania, Australia
Professor Monique Skidmore joined the University of Tasmania as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global) in September 2016.
From March 2014 until September 2016 Professor Skidmore was Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (International) of The University of Queensland.
As a member of the senior management group, Professor Skidmore had university-wide portfolio responsibility for international development, policy and strategy at The University of Queensland. Functions under her direct management include UQ International and the Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education.
Professor Skidmore brought to the position significant academic and senior leadership experience. Prior to this position Professor Skidmore was Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International and Major Projects) at the University of Canberra and adjunct professor at Australian National University. Before that she was the University of Canberra's Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Design.
She has also held academic and research positions at McGill University, the University of Melbourne and the Australian National University, and was a Rockefeller Visiting Fellow at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA. She has won several international grants awards for her research, including a Wenner-Gren dissertation fieldwork grant, the HBM Murphy International Prize for Medical Anthropology, Australian Research Council grants and Deans Honours for her PhD. Her academic expertise is in the field of medical and political anthropology in SEAsia with a focus upon Burma (Myanmar).
Professor Skidmore has a BSc and BA (Hons) in anthropology from the Australian National University, as well as an MA and PhD in Medical Anthropology from McGill University in Canada.
An internationally renowned expert on Burma, Professor Skidmore has edited and authored several books on the country and its politics, including Karaoke fascism: Burma and the politics of fear and frequently comments on Burmese issues in the national and international media. She has also published numerous articles, book chapters and encyclopedia entries on violence and psychological wellbeing, health and human rights in Burma, and medical anthropology.
In addition to her strong academic and leadership credentials, Professor Skidmore speaks Spanish, French and Burmese, and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Professor Skidmore is currently a member of Universities Australia Deputy Vice-Chancellors (International) Executive; Go8 International Strategy Group; a member of the Executive Committee of the University of Danang-University of Queensland English Language Institute, Danang, Vietnam (an unincorporated joint venture) and The University of Queensland-Universidad Catolica del Norte English Language Institute (an unincorporated joint venture); and Chair of The University of Queensland’s Confucius Institute Board.
- Advancing partnerships to yield value-added and quantifiable outcomes
- Re-evaluating MOU terms, benchmarking collaborative performance and ensuring fair ‘Pie-sharing’
- Cultivating the right partnering focus which aligns mutual strengths of the institutions
- Optimizing the knowledge exchange and grasping for extended opportunities