Professor David Day is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).
Prior to his appointment at Flinders University, Professor Day was the Dean of the Faculty of Science and Executive Dean of the Faculties of Science, Agriculture and Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney.
A graduate of Adelaide Teachers College and the University of Adelaide, Professor Day subsequently held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Illinois and UCLA that launched his academic and research career. He was a research scientist at the French Centre D’Etudes Nucleaires in Grenoble prior to taking up an appointment at the Australian National University where he became Head of the School of Biochemistry and molecular Biology. He subsequently held the Chair of Biochemistry at the University of Western Australia. He has served on the Australian Research Council and on the Executive of the Plant Science CRC at ANU.
A specialist in plant biochemistry and molecular biology, Professor Day is recognised for leading high-level research groups in the study of plant energy metabolism, oxidative stress, ion transport and symbiotic nitrogen fixation. He was a founder of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, where he is still a Chief Investigator. Professor Day has more than 200 published works and is an Institute for Scientific Information highly cited researcher.
Professor Day's portfolio responsibilities include:
- Flinders Partners
- National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training
- Office of Graduate Research
- Research Services Office
Manager Strategic Projects
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