The University of Tasmania has appointed Professor Anthony Koutoulis as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).
Professor Koutoulis and the Research Division will play a crucial role supporting the Colleges to shape the social, cultural and economic future of the state, and in guiding key strategic research partnerships with communities, government and industry.
Professor Koutoulis' appointment is evidence of his outstanding contribution to the University of Tasmania over many years and the University's strong commitment to support the development of future leadership.
Professor Koutoulis completed his BSc(Hons) and PhD at the School of Botany, University of Melbourne. He undertook post-doctoral research at the University of Adelaide and Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research in Massachusetts before joining the University of Tasmania in 1996. With an international reputation in hop research, Professor Koutoulis work spans cell and molecular biology, plant breeding, genetics, analytical chemistry and biotechnology.
Professor Koutoulis has also maintained a strong teaching practice over the last 20 years. He has developed courses and undertaken major curriculum reviews in the Biological Sciences and is a strong advocate for the role universities play in both developing individuals and transforming societies.
A valued leader, Professor Koutoulis has served in senior roles for over 15 years at the University including Head of School and Associate Dean (Research). In 2018, he provided academic leadership to the University’s Transformation Program currently underway in northern Tasmania, was elected as Chair of Academic Senate and most recently served as the Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), during the delivery of our University’s new Strategic Plan 2019-2024.