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Executive Dean (HES)

Professor Glen Coleman

Professor Glen Coleman - Executive Dean HES 
 Professor Glen Coleman
Executive Dean (HES)

The Executive Dean (Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences) is responsible for providing strategic direction and  teaching and research leadership to the Faculty, and building relationships with the Faculty’s key stakeholders and partners. Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences comprises the Schools of Sciences; Civil Engineering and Surveying; Health and Wellbeing; Mechanical and Electrical Engineering; Nursing and Midwifery; and Psychology and Counselling. The Executive Dean also manages the Queensland College of Wine Tourism.


Prior to his appointment to USQ, Glen was Head of School and Dean of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland’s Gatton Campus. His key achievement in that role was building a strong team of academic and professional staff that enabled other successes such as the establishment of UQ VETS as one of Queensland’s largest providers of referral veterinary services, growth in philanthropic support for the School’s mission, and international recognition for the School’s research and its graduates. Under his leadership, the UQ School became the highest ranked veterinary school in the southern hemisphere (Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, 2017). He also held other leadership roles at UQ, including Associate Dean (Academic) in the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Natural Resources, Agriculture & Veterinary Science. In these roles, he gained experience in managing major reviews of L&T policies and programs, recruitment pathways, external accreditation, and leading change management initiatives.

Glen is a veterinarian by training and practised in Townsville, the UK and at various clinics in south-east Queensland before being appointed lecturer in veterinary parasitology at the University of Queensland. In 2005 he received a University of Queensland (UQ) Excellence in Teaching Award and in 2007 he was the recipient of a Carrick Award for Australian University Teaching Excellence in the field of biological science, health and related fields. His research interests include parasitic diseases of companion animals, with a focus on drug resistance, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. 

Glen has held various leadership roles in the veterinary profession, including President of the Queensland Division of the Australian Veterinary Association, Deputy Chair of the Queensland Veterinary Surgeons Board and chair of the Council of Veterinary Deans of Australia and New Zealand.  

Memberships and affiliations

Glen remains engaged with the veterinary profession and veterinary research. He is an active member of the Australian Veterinary Association, and is an Honorary Professor at UQ’s School of Veterinary Science.

Glen is also a member of the Board of the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He also sits on the Southern Queensland Rural Health Advisory Board.

Contact details

Phone: +61 7 4631 2528
Executive Assistant: Fiona Carberry