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Ross Young was appointed to the University of the Sunshine Coast in August 2021 as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation). Prior to joining UniSC, Professor Young has held a number of executive academic roles in clinical and academic health, and in medical research. This includes Chair of Trauma Rehabilitation at the Jamieson Trauma Institute, Metro North Health, Executive Dean, Faculty of Health and Executive Director of the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

Ross is committed to social justice and maximising health outcomes for all people, particularly the most vulnerable in our communities and to the use of novel digital and technological solutions to important health and societal challenges. He has contributed to health leadership development through mentoring and strategy development in large health and research entities.

As Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Ross oversees the research strategy of the University, including the support of researchers and Higher Degree Research Students. UniSC's University Research Centres and the Forest Research Institute, along with the Clinical Trials Centre and UniSC Innovation Centre are part of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)'s portfolio.

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