The Council of Queen’s College is delighted to report the appointment of Professor Stewart Gill as the eighth Master of Queen’s College.
Professor Gill has a distinguished record of leadership and management in residential colleges. He has been Principal of Emmanuel College at the University of Queensland since 2005. He is also founder and director of the Emmanuel Centre for the Study of Science, Religion and Society, and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry. He previously held positions with the Melbourne residential colleges as Warden of Ridley College and Deputy Warden of Trinity College.
Scottish by birth, Professor Gill graduated with an honours Master’s degree from the University of Edinburgh. He continued his studies in Canada, earning a Master of Arts from the University of Toronto and a PhD from the University of Guelph. He is a Fellow of The Royal Historical Society, London. His published historical studies span Canada, Scotland and Australia.
Professor Gill is a strategic thinker with considerable financial acumen. He sees the need for colleges to diversify their revenue bases to reduce the dependence on student fees. He is committed to ensuring that socio-economically deprived students from challenged backgrounds are able to take up places in residential colleges through the provision of financial assistance.
Professor Gill operates with a respectful, highly engaged style. He is passionate about providing an ideal environment for both undergraduate and graduate students and is committed to the welfare of staff.
Professor Gill is married to Mrs Heather Gill and has two adult sons. He will take up his appointment as Master early in 2017.
Professor Ross Williams AM
President, Queen’s College Council
30 May 2016

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