Newsroom Professor Carole-Anne Upton came on board as Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Singapore on 14 June 2024.

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Professor Carole-Anne Upton came on board as Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Singapore on 14 June 2024.

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Wed, 26 Jun 2024
Professor Carole-Anne Upton came on board as Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Singapore on 14 June 2024.
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The University’s search process for the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Singapore has been finalised, and James Cook University, Singapore has announced the appointment of Professor Carole-Anne Upton to the role.

Professor Upton joins James Cook University, Singapore from Middlesex University where she served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor with portfolio responsibility for Global Innovation and Impact, and also Research, Knowledge Exchange and Engagement. She joined Middlesex University in 2012 as Dean and Professor of Theatre, and formerly the Chair in Drama at the University of Ulster and a lecturer in Drama and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Hull.

The Professor has taught drama and theatre in higher education for more than 30 years, and demonstrated academic leadership at School, Faculty and University Level, including Senate, and Research leadership through HDR supervision and service on many committees including Research and Research Ethics Committees and externally with Research Councils and a variety of sector and cross-sector bodies.

“I am honoured to join James Cook University, Singapore and I look forward to working alongside colleagues and students to uphold the great work of my predecessor,” said Professor Upton.

“We are pleased to welcome Professor Carole-Anne Upton to the Singapore campus of James Cook University. Her extensive experience in academic leadership and her impressive track record in research and innovation will be invaluable as we continue to strengthen our global presence and academic excellence,” said Professor Simon Biggs, Vice Chancellor and President of James Cook University.

Professor Biggs also thanked former DVC Professor Chris Rudd OBE and former Acting DVC Professor Stephen Boyle for their dedication to advancing the University’s mission.

“Professor Rudd’s leadership has left a lasting impact on our university. He has diversified our business in Singapore, delivered new infrastructure, and built up the University’s long-term financial sustainability there. He did an excellent job leading the Singapore campus during the pandemic and has been instrumental in not just returning it to pre-pandemic student levels, but in growing our student numbers to record levels,” said Professor Biggs.

“Professor Boyle’s commitment to ensuring continuity and stability during this transitional period has been invaluable, and we are grateful for his continued support as Professor Upton begins her journey with us,” he added.

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