Professor Nicholas M Fisk AM


Nicholas FiskProfessor Nicholas Fisk AM is the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) at UNSW Sydney, a leading public research intensive university and member of the Group of Eight (Go8).

In this role he provides strategic leadership and support to the Vice-Chancellor and President in the generation of external research income and improving UNSW’s overall research performance, and in attracting and retaining outstanding academic and research staff and higher degree research students to UNSW.

Nick graduated MBBS from the University of Sydney, obtained his PhD from University College London and MBA from Imperial College, London.

His previous positions include Executive Dean of the University of Queensland’s Faculties of Medicine, Health and Biomedical Sciences (2010-2016), Director of the University of Queensland’s Centre for Clinical Research (2008-2009), and Professor of Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine at Imperial College London (1992-2007).

Professor Fisk has served on the Boards of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research and the Metro North Hospital and Health Service.

Professor Fisk’s research is in the field of developmental biology and maternal-fetal medicine, and he is the author of more than 400 publications. He was elected to Fellowship of the Academy of Health and Medical Sciences in 2014.

His past leadership roles include President of the International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society, and Chair of the Group of Eight Universities’ Deans of Medicine Committee.

He currently chairs the Steering Committee of the Association of Academic Health Centers International and sits on the Boards of SPHERE (Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research & Enterprise) and the Association of Academic Health Centers (US).

Professor Fisk was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to tertiary education, and to maternal-fetal medicine in the 2020 Queen's Birthday Honours.