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Professor Chris Moran


Professor Chris Moran

Professor Chris Moran commenced as Curtin University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, in 2016. He is responsible for the develoment and implementation of strategies, frameworks and activites to achive the University’s strategic goals in research and IP commercialisation.

Prior to joining Curtin, he was Director of the Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland (UQ) from 2007-2016. He was the Founding Director of the Centre for Coal Seam Gas (UQ) and the Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry (UQ). Across a 16-year career with CSIRO, Professor Moran held a range of leadership roles, including head of the team that developed the Water for a Health Country Flagship Program.

He holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences (with Honours) and a PhD from the University of Sydeny and has a strong international and national reputation in soil science, natural resources and water management.