Professor Duncan Maskell

Vice-Chancellor at University of Melbourne

Vice-Chancellor, University of Melbourne

Duncan Maskell became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne in the fall 2018. He was previously the Marks and Spencer Professor of Farm Animal Health, Food Science and Food Safety in the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Cambridge.

He joined the Department of Veterinary Medicine as Marks & Spencer Professor in 1996 and he was appointed Head of Department in October 2004. He held this position until 2013, when he stood down and was appointed Head of the School of Biological Sciences. In 2015 he was made Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor in the University, responsible for planning and resources.

His research interests focus on infection and immunity. He is a member of the Bacterial Infection Group, which works on a number of different pathogens and covers many aspects of infection ranging from the nature of the bacteria themselves through to the mechanisms involved in the host recognising and resisting infection.