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Professor Shaun Ewen

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous)

The PVC Indigenous has responsibilities for leadership of the University’s Indigenous higher education strategy and development.

Professor Ewen is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous) at the University of Melbourne and Foundation Director of the Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne.

In his role as PVC Professor Ewen has responsibility for institutional policy, strategy and advice in relation to all aspects of Indigenous higher education.

As Foundation Director of the Melbourne Poche Centre he provides academic leadership to the Centre and maintains a strong sense of Indigenous leadership in the health and higher education sectors.

Professor Ewen held the position of Associate Dean (Indigenous Development) from its inception in 2010 until his recent appointment to Pro Vice-Chancellor in 2017. In this role he was charged with progressing the Indigenous development agenda, in concert with the Reconciliation Action Plan, for the faculty. He also provided the academic and Indigenous leadership for the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) project, a bi-national project of Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand.

Professor Ewen has a clinical background in physiotherapy, and holds postgraduate qualifications in international relations and education. His area of research expertise relates to Indigenous health and health professional education.


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The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010 Australia
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Jennifer Johnston