Professor Daine Alcorn


Professor Emeritus

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School of Health and Biomedical Sciences

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Bundoora West campus


Science, Engineering and Health

Professor Daine Alcorn

ProfessorDaine Alcorn: BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, GAICD

Professor Alcorn is an Emeritus Professor of the School of Health sciences at RMIT University having retired as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research & Innovation and Vice-President in 2013. Previously she was the inaugural ProVice Chancellor of Science, Engineering and Technology (2003-2008). Prior to joining RMIT University, Professor Alcorn was Head of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, the University of Melbourne. As a senior executive Professor Alcorn has focussed on strategic leadership, change management, and improved performance outcomes

As an academic Professor Alcorn believed in underpinning teaching with current research and scholarship, and has a broad-based teaching and learning experience in health and life sciences. She has played strong administrative and management roles in teaching and research that have focused on planning and policy development for maintaining the quality of scholarship and the productive translation of research outputs. Her research focussed on the development of the kidney and the effects of the renin angiotensin sytem. She has over 100 publications.

Professor Alcorn was a regular member of accreditation teams of the Australian Medical Council and has contributed to reviews of the medical programs at the University of Western Australia, University of Tasmania, University of Adelaide and Bond University.

Professor Alcorn was the inaugural Chair of the Victorian Cancer Agency (2007-9), served on the Boards of Museums Victoria (2002 – 2011) Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre ((2009 – 2014), NHMRC Research Committee and as Chair of the NHMRC Fellowships Committee (2000-2003). She contributes as a educational and research consultant and on board committees.