Dawn Freshwater

PhD Nott., BA (Hons) Man., FRCN, RN, RNT, DipPsych, GAICD, Professor

Former affiliations

The University of Western Australia

  • The University of Western Australia (M571), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

Professor Dawn Freshwater became Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia (UWA) in January 2017 and is currently leading the implementation of UWA’s 2030 Vision and Strategic Plan. She has been a leader in world class universities for over a decade and remains committed to her academic discipline.

Professor Freshwater contributes to many national and international boards including as Chair and Director of Group of Eight (Go8), Vice-Chair, Partnership Board of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), Board Director, Perth USAsia Centre, member NHMRC Women in Health Science (WiHS) Committee, member of Chief Executive Women Engagement Committee (CEW), Board Member of the UWA Public Policy Institute, and Board Director of Lifeline WA. She will also assume the role of Chair of the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU) in July.

Professor Freshwater was awarded her PhD at the University of Nottingham and is a highly experienced and driven supporter of translational research and research-led teaching. Her contribution to the fields of Public Health (specifically Mental Health and Forensic Mental Health) and in researching Leadership practices won her the highest honour in her field - the Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing.

As an academic, Professor Freshwater has a background in mental health and has contributed to almost 200 publications, including books/chapters, peer-reviewed papers, research reports, editorials as well as media contributions, and continues to provide supervision to two PhD students. Professor Freshwater is a strong advocate for values led and inclusive leadership, about which she has also written and researched extensively.

Research interests

Professor Freshwater’s research has focused on two key themes; these being psychological therapies research and offender health research. She has also developed a multi-disciplinary clinical academic research centre in practice.

Education/Academic qualification

University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

External positions

Expert Panel Member, Performance Based Funding CGS

2019 → …

Chair

20192020

Vice-Chair

20182019

Board Director

2018 → …

Women in Health Science Committee Member (WiHS)

20182021

Board Director

2018 → …

Vice-Chair

20182020

Governor

2017 → …

Board Director

20172018

Vice-Chair

20172019

Director

2017 → …

Board Director

2017 → …

Vice-President

20162019

Panel Chair

20162018

Inspector

2015 → …

Executive Board Member

20142018

Chair

20142017

Professor of Mental Health

2007 → …

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