Professor Calford, has come to ANU from the position of Provost of the University of Tasmania. He has served in senior leadership in Australian higher education for more than 15 years. His leadership roles included Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Newcastle and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Health and Medical Research) at the University of Wollongong.
In addition to his university leadership career, Professor Mike Calford is a leading researcher in the field of neuroscience. After receiving a doctorate at Monash University, Mike held research and teaching roles at the Universities of Queensland and Melbourne, and at ANU. He also worked overseas at the University of Oxford, the University of California Irvine and City University of New York.
During his academic career, Professor Calford has received many prestigious research fellowships and awards, including a Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship.