Professor Pauline Nestor has been awarded the SACS Award for Leadership in the State Government Executive Nominees category, for which she was nominated by colleagues at Monash. The SACS Awards for Leadership recognise those who through their leadership capability have changed the lives of people within and outside their organisations. They are judged by Leadership Victoria.
As Associate Dean of Research, Pauline has led the Faculty of Arts research strategic planning and direction for five years, during which she has built an exemplary research support team.
This has significantly contributed to the Faculty’s continued growth and excellent standards of research performance – in grants, contract research, and publications. Pauline has brought this experience to the University’s central research leadership group, where she provides academic and strategic support to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and the wider Monash Research portfolio.
Her commitment to research excellence, her willingness to carry through difficult changes where they are needed, and her ability to articulate strategic thinking in ways that are relevant to the researchers with whom she works, has made her leadership an invaluable component of Monash University research.