Geoff Wilson (professor)
Professor Geoff Victor Herbert Wilson is an internationally distinguished nuclear physicist who made contributions to nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and low temperature physics. His research team achieved the lowest temperature ever recorded in Australia.
He has been National President of the Australian Institute of Physics and held appointments as Chair of the Victorian and Queensland Vice-Chancellors’ Committees, Vice President and Acting President of the Australian Vice-Chancellors’ Committee. He has been Chair of the Boards of Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre, Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre and the Graduate Careers Council of Australia.
Professor Wilson has had a distinguished career as a physicist with more than 100 published papers in international scientific journals. He is a member of the Australian College of Educators and a director of the Australian Institute of Management.
Since retiring from Deakin University he has carried out extensive consulting including the development of drafts of the new National Protocols on Higher Education Processes and is a member of the Cooperative Research Centres Committee. He presently chairs the Board of AMCSearch. Deakin University awards the Geoff Wilson Medal "to celebrate the career of Professor Geoffrey Victor Herbert Wilson AM".
- Vice-Chancellor and President of Deakin University, 1996-2004.
- Vice-President, Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee, 1996–1997, a member of the Board of Directors, 1994–1999 and Chair of the Standing Committee on Research,.
- Vice-Chancellor of Central Queensland University, 1991-1996.
- Member of the Australian Research Council, 1988–1991, Deputy Chair of the Council, 1989–1990, and held the inaugural chair of the Council’s Research Grants Committee.
- Inaugural Rector of the University College of the UNSW at the Australian Defence Force Academy.
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