Professor Ian Jacobs

Professor Ian Jacobs


President and Vice-Chancellor
UNSW Sydney
Elected in 2019
Citation on election

Professor Ian Jacobs, for the last 30-years, has headed a research team working on early detection and risk prediction of cancer with a particular focus on screening for ovarian cancer, leading to grants valued at >$80M, over 400 publications and an H-Index of >75. In addition to leading large scale research programs, Jacobs is the Vice-Chancellor of UNSW and holds leadership roles in organisations focused on health and medical research, education and advocacy, including Board membership of Research Australia and Chairmanship of the Sydney Partnership for Health Education, Research and Enterprise.

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