Professor Margaret Gardner is the President and Vice-Chancellor of Monash University.
Prior to joining Monash, Professor Gardner AO was Vice-Chancellor and President of RMIT from April 2005 until August 2014. She has extensive academic experience, having held various leadership positions in Australian universities throughout her career, including at the University of Queensland and Griffith University.
She is Chair of Universities Australia and a Director of the Group of Eight Universities. She is also a Director of Infrastructure Victoria and the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG).
She's a social scientist with a particular interest in industrial relations and human resource management.
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Margaret Gardner AO's Articles
Reimagining Australia Day
A day that is meant to bring everyone together to reflect on national identity, draws us down a dark alley of division.
Episode 11: The Australian identity debate
Australia once identified itself as the “lucky country”, a place where the “Aussie battler” was given a fair go, but can it still lay claim to this?
Welcome from the President and Vice-Chancellor
2018 is a very significant year for Monash, marking the 60th anniversary of the University’s foundation. Our transformation over those two generations has been remarkable.
Students of the future
In Australia, as in the UK, we see considerable public discussion around higher education. More recently we have seen elements of that discussion turn to debate centred on the very heart of a university’s purpose.
Ripping the heart out of research
With a budget surplus in sight, it makes no sense to cut funding from Australia's research capacity.
Freezing university funding is out of step with the views of most Australians
It not only limits opportunities for students, it puts limitations on the communities universities serve, the economy and business collaborations.