Linda O’Brien

Pro Vice Chancellor (Information Services) Griffith University 

Linda O'Brien

As Pro Vice Chancellor Linda is a member of the University executive with responsibility for development and implementation of Griffith’s information strategy and management of the University’s information services; including the e-learning and e-research services, the Library, University records management and University-wide information and communication technology services, systems and infrastructure. Griffith, a comprehensive research university of approximately 43,000 students, is uniquely positioned, providing all University information and technology services through a single division.

Linda has a Master of Public Administration, a Graduate Diploma in Library, Information Science, a Bachelor of Education and a Corporate Directors Diploma. She has substantial senior university management experience having worked in six Australian universities in a variety of roles, including Vice Principal Information at the University of Melbourne and Vice President (University Services) at the University of Newcastle.

Linda has published and presented in her field, both nationally and internationally, and contributed to a number of state and national initiatives, including as member of the eResearch Expert Working Group developing the 2011 national Strategic Roadmap for Research Infrastructure and Co-Principal Investigator for the Australian and New Zealand Horizon Report 2012. Linda is currently a board member of the Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation, Chair of the Council of Australian University Librarians Research Advisory Committee and a member of the Queensland Public Records Review Committee.

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