Belinda Probert has worked in Australian higher education for 35 years and in senior leadership roles for the last 12 years. She has worked at all levels of management and leadership from Head of School to Deputy Vice-Chancellor, and in the full range of university groupings. She spent a total of 6 years as Dean (RMIT and University of Melbourne), 4 years as Pro Vice-Chancellor (UWA and RMIT), and 4 years as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (La Trobe). As a social scientist, Belinda taught at Murdoch University in its first years before spending 10 years at Monash University.
As a senior manager, Belinda has had responsibility for the portfolios of teaching and learning, student services, student administration, university libraries, academic staffing policy, enterprise bargaining and gender equity. As a Dean and Head of School before that, she was responsible for the financial management of substantial business units.
Alongside these institutional roles Belinda has also held significant sector wide roles in key areas of university performance. She was a member and Deputy Chair of the Australian Research Council’s Research Training and Careers Committee, as well as the ARC ‘s Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences Expert Advisory Committee. In the teaching and learning area, Belinda was a foundation Board Member of the Carrick Institute/Australian Learning and Teaching Council.
Belinda is also well known in the sector for her research and policy work on gender pay equity in Australian universities, and has been employed as a consultant on gender equity by, for example, the University of New South Wales and the Australian Defence Force Academy.