Professor Robert Saint is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).
Professor Saint has 118 publications to date, two patents and numerous honours and awards, including the Julian Wells Medal, the MJD White lecture and the President’s medal of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology.
He currently holds National Health and Medical Research Council (NH&MRC) research funding and has held significant grants from both Australian Research Council (ARC) and NH&MRC over a period of 25 years, including an ARC Special Research Centre from 2000-2008.
He was a member of the ARC College of Experts (2008-2010) and in 2009 was Chair of the ARC Biological Science and Biotechnology panel. From 2009 to 2013 he was a member of the Human Frontier Science Program Grant Review Panel and has served on National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) panels.
From 2012 to 2014 he was a standing member of the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council (PMSEIC).
A PhD graduate of the University of Adelaide, Professor Saint’s research career has also taken him to Stanford University, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, The University of Melbourne, CSIRO (Canberra), and ANU.
His experience in academic leadership includes a number of management roles at Adelaide University and ANU, followed by his appointment as Dean of Science at Melbourne University.
He returned to the University of Adelaide in 2013 to the position of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Strategy) prior to commencing as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at Flinders University on 6 July 2015.