Vice Chancellor and President, Professor David Lloyd

David Lloyd - Vice Chancellor

David Lloyd is Vice Chancellor and President of the University of South Australia. A Dublin-born and educated chemist who specialises in computer-aided drug design, Professor Lloyd has re-focused institutional culture to position UniSA as Australia's university of enterprise and to shape its activities to better meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Professor Lloyd was a member of the South Australia Economic Development Board (EDB) from 2014 to 2018. A past Chair of the Australian Technology Network group of technology-focused universities, he now sits on the board of Universities Australia, the peak body representing the university sector where he is the lead vice-chancellor for research & innovation. He was also recently appointed to the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Advisory Council to provide advice to the ARC on key research policy issues, to lend independent strategic guidance and experience that will strengthen the ARC’s ability to support research and innovation in Australia.

Before joining the University of South Australia, Professor Lloyd was Vice-president for Research and later Bursar and Director of Strategic Innovation at Trinity College Dublin. Professor Lloyd was Chair of the Irish Research Council and prior to academia, worked in the pharmaceutical industry in the UK. He holds an honorary Professorship from Tianjin University and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Professor Lloyd qualified with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Chemistry and a PhD in Medicinal Organic Chemistry from Dublin City University. He additionally holds an MA (j.o.) from Trinity College and an Honorary Doctorate from the late Sir Terry Pratchett’s Unseen University.

Strategic Plan

Hawke Building

Crossing the Horizon

Crossing the Horizon is a focused action plan that will deliver the aspirations of the University’s Horizon 2020 vision and establish the University’s ambition to be Australia’s university of enterprise.

It features seven key actions sets - enhanced education and student experience; industry engaged research and curriculum; increased human capital and efficiency; transformational infrastructure and enrichment of institutional culture; engagement with wider society; global reach and visibility; and the development of the governance and administrative efficiency to achieve change. The plan will be delivered between 2013 and 2018.

Consultation

Unijam

Unijam officially closed at midnight Thursday 30 May. Thank you to everyone who contributed over 38 hours, culminating in 18,000 posts and nearly 8,000 registrants.

The jam reached more than 50 countries and we were delighted that UniSA students constituted the largest participating group. The jam was also the most ‘tweeted’ IBM jam and the social media comment and engagement around the event was significant.

This successful online conversation has informed the drafting of a new action plan for the University. Following a consultation period with key stakeholders during June and July, the Vice Chancellor will release this action plan in August 2013.

Contact Details

Office of the Vice Chancellor and President

Level 4 Hawke Building,
55 North Terrace,
City West

Professor David Lloyd

Email: david.lloyd@unisa.edu.au
Ph: (08) 8302 0500

Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor
Rita Linnane

Email: rita.linnane@unisa.edu.au
Ph: (08) 8302 0500

Project Officer
Michelle Trimboli

Email: michelle.trimboli@unisa.edu.au
Ph: (08) 8302 0650

Areas of study and research

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