Dennis Gibson (academic)
|R. Dennis Gibson
BSc Hons. Hull, PhD N'cle, DSc CNAA, Hon.DUniv QUT, Hon.DUniv USCQ, AO, FAICD, FAIM
|Chancellor of the
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
|Preceded by||Donald Mercer|
|Succeeded by||Ziggy Switkowski|
|Alma mater||University of Hull
He is a member of the Council of Bond University on the Gold Coast, Australia, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Greenwich in London, England. He served as the Vice-Chancellor of the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, for 21 years, before he retired in 2003 and was appointed the Chancellor of RMIT.
Prof. Gibson earned a degree in science with first class honours from the University of Hull in 1963. He later earned a masters degree in science and a Doctorate of Philosophy, with a thesis on magnetohydrodynamics, from Newcastle University in 1967. In 1987, he was awarded a Higher Doctorate of Science by the UK's Council for National Academic Awards.
Shortly after he moved to Australia in 1982, he served as Deputy Director, and later the Director, of the Queensland Institute of Technology (the antecedent of the Queensland University of Technology). After the institute became a university in 1988 he served as its Vice-Chancellor until 2003. On 13 April of the same year, he was appointed the Chancellor of RMIT, taking over from former CEO of ANZ Bank, Donald Mercer.
Currently, Prof. Gibson is the Chairman of two technology companies as well as the Premier of Queensland's Smart Awards Committee; a trustee of the RMIT Foundation and a member of the International Assessment Panel for the Irish Higher Education Authority.
Prof. Gibson has also authoured over 100 publications on applied mathematics and higher education policy and management.
- Maths professor to take on RMIT - The Age, 13 February 2003
- RMIT Council confirms new Chancellor - Openline (RMIT News), 4 March 2003
- Leading academic joins Bond University Council - Bond University, 1 February 2005
- Members of the Council of RMIT (RMIT Homepage)
- Dr Ziggy Switkowski appointed Chancellor - Openline (RMIT News), 27 October 2010