Helen Bartlett – Director

Professor Helen Bartlett was appointed as a Sunshine Coast Lightning board director in September 2020, following her commencement as the third Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) in August 2020.

Prior to joining USC, Professor Bartlett was Vice-Chancellor and President of Federation University Australia from 2017 to 2020, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Monash University Malaysia from 2013 to 2017, and Pro Vice-Chancellor and President of Monash University’s Gippsland Campus from 2008 to 2012.

Professor Bartlett has extensive international experience, having held various leadership roles in universities across Australia, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Professor Bartlett attained a Bachelor of Arts at Northumbria University, a Master of Science (Public Policy) and a PhD from the University of Bath.

A research specialist in health and aged care, Professor Bartlett’s career includes inaugural Director at the Australasian Centre on Ageing at the University of Queensland, the Oxford Centre for Health Care Research and Development and the Oxford Dementia Centre at Oxford Brookes University.

Professor Bartlett was conferred as an Emeritus Professor at Monash University in 2017. She is the current Chair of the Regional Universities Network, an expert member of the Australian Government Council for International Education, and a member of the Australian Government’s National Priorities and Industry Linkage Fund Working Group.