Ms Cheryl Underwood


Head, Health and Sciences

School /
Work Unit

School of Voc Eng, Health & Sciences

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 0801


Building: 012
Level: 12
Room: 038-1

City campus


Science, Engineering and Health

Staff profile photo of Ms Cheryl Underwood

Key activities

Head of School - School of Vocational Health and Sciences
College of Science, Engineering and Health


  • BSc, DipEd. Melb
  • MSc Notre Dame, USA
  • GradDip Human Nutrition, Deakin
  • MEd Monash

Industry experience

Cheryl enjoyed some involvement in research in Biochemistry early in her career but her main focus has been in education. Cheryl was appointed Head of School of Vocational Health and Sciences (formerly School of Life and Physical Sciences) at RMIT University in 2004 following a long career in science education including the secondary, VE and HE sectors.

Cheryl was privileged to hold the position of Deputy Chair of RMIT Academic Board from 2010 - 2013.

Committees and Related Activities

  • RMIT Academic Board
  • Senior Council of VET Providers (Community Services and Health)
  • Industry Advisory Group (IAG), Department of Health facilitated Advisory Group on the funding of Teaching & Training in public health services;
  • National Oral Health Plan, Reference Group, Nominee TAFE Directors of Australia
  • Health Workforce Australia, Oral Health Project Advisory Group, Nominee TAFE Directors of Australia.
  • Director, RMIT Bookshop Cooperative
  • Member of Organisation Review, Office of Director TAFE, 2013.