Professor Lesley Head


Head of School of Geography
University of Melbourne

My current role is Head of the new School of Geography at the University of Melbourne. Our aim is to build a world-leading School in which both human and physical geography are strong and can collaborate to help meet pressing social and environmental challenges.

I came to this position from many years at the University of Wollongong, where I was most recently ARC Australian Laureate Fellow and Director of the Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research (AUSCCER), and before that Head of the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences. I still retain strong research links with AUSCCER.