Vin Massaro


Vin Massaro, Professorial Fellow, LH Martin Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Management, University of Melbourne

Vin has considerable experience in senior educational management in universities and government, and as a consultant and adviser in Australia and internationally.  He has also been Chairman and a member of several company boards.

He is currently Managing Director of Massaro Consulting, specialising in higher education and health workforce projects.  In addition to his Professorial Fellowship in the Martin Institute, Vin is also a Professorial Fellow in the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne, and in the Australian Health Workforce Institute, a joint Institute of the Universities of Melbourne and Queensland.

Vin has been Executive Dean of the School of International Development at Melbourne University Private, Chief Executive of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, inaugural Chief Executive of the Victorian State Board of Education, and Director of Administration and Registrar at Flinders University.  He has held senior positions at Latrobe University, the Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences and the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee.  He has also been a consultant on higher education to the OECD and an adviser to several governments.

His research interests are in higher education policy and management, with particular emphasis on quality assurance and governance, and he has published widely on these subjects.  He was Founding Editor of the Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, and continues as a member of the Journal’s Editorial Board.  Vin has recently been appointed Editor of the OECD’s Journal, Higher Education Management and Policy.


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