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Overview

Current Work

Prof Pankhurst's current research interests lie in the reproductive physiology and endocrinology of fishes and the effects of climate change on fish reproduction. He has published widely in the field and routinely reviews for international journals.  

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 53 (Other: 53)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Background

Bio

Professor Pankhurst is Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) and Provost Gold Coast at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.  He has responsibility for the University’s research agenda including the Higher Degree Research profile, research commercialisation, and the sustainability agenda for the University.  In his role as Provost of the Gold Campus he oversees operation and development of the University’s biggest campus. Previous to this appointment he was Pro Vice Chancellor (Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology), having joined Griffith in September 2006 from James Cook University, Townsville,  Australia, where he had held the position of Pro Vice Chancellor of Science, Engineering and Information Technology from early 2004. Professor Pankhurst has a PhD and DSc in Zoology from the University of Bristol, spent three years at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, as a Killam Postdoctoral Fellow, and has worked with New Zealand Fisheries Research Centre in Wellington New Zealand, and the Leigh Marine Laboratory of the University of Auckland, New Zealand pursuing his interests in fish reproductive biology.  In early 1994, he took up a position of Associate Professor in the School of Aquaculture at the University of Tasmania, was awarded a Personal Chair in 1996 and then was Head of School from 1998 to 2003.  

Education and Training

  • BScHons Bachelor Of Science With Honours, University of Otago 1978
  • DSc Doctor of Science, University of Bristol 2002
  • PhD Doctor Of Philosophy, University of Bristol 1982

Academic experience

  • Provost Gold Coast Campus, 2011 - Present
  • Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research), 2009 - Present
  • Pro Vice Chancellor, PVC - Science, Environment, Engineering & Technology, 2006 - 2009
  • Pro Vice Chancellor, PVC - Science, Engineering & Information Technology, James Cook University 2004 - 2006
  • Professor of Aquaculture, University of Tasmania 1998 - 2004
  • Head of School, Head of School of Aquaculture, University of Tasmania 1997 - 2004
  • Associte Professor of Aquaculture, University of Tasmania, Launceston 1994 - 1996
  • Senior Lecturer Senior Lecturer in Marine Biology, University of Auckland, Leigh Marine Laboratory 1991 - 1994
  • Lecturer in Marine Biology, University of Auckland, Leigh Marine Laboratory 1987 - 1991
  • Research Fellow, New Zealand National Research Advisory Council Fellow, MAF Fisheries Research Centre 1985 - 1987
  • Postdoc. Fellow, Department of Zoology, Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fellowship, University of Alberta 1982 - 1985
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  • Lecturer, 1987 - 1991
  • Senior Lecturer, 1991 - 1994
  • Associate Professor, 1994 - 1996
  • Head of School , 1997 - 2004
  • Professor, 1998 - 2004
  • Pro Vice Chancellor, 2004 - 2006
  • Pro Vice Chancellor, 2006 - 2009

Awards and Honours

  • Professor Emeritus, University of Tasmania
  • Hamilton Memorial Award for research excellence, NZ Royal Society
  • Fellow of the, Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, NZ National Research Advisory CouncilPostdoctoral Research Fellowship
  • Medical Research Fellowship, Alberta Heritage Foundation
  • Dean's Award for Research Excellence, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Tasmania
  • MR Banks Medal for scholarly distinction, Royal Society of Tasmania MR Banks Medal for scholarly distinction
  • Prize for Research in Marine Reserves, Department of Conservation
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Izaak Walton Killam

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Internal service roles

  • Chair, Griffith Environmental Loan Fund
  • Member, Griffith University Academic Committee
  • Member, Griffith University Executive Group
  • Chair, Griffith University Gold Coast Advisory Committee
  • Chair, Griffith University Research Committee
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External service roles

  • Co-Chair, Queensland Medical Research College
  • Board Member, CRC Water Quality and Treatment
  • Board Member, GoldLinQ Gold Coast Business Advisory Board
  • Board Member, Healthy Waterways Pty Ltd
  • Member, Innovative Research Universities DVCR Group
  • Board Member, International Water Centre Pty Ltd
  • Board Member, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
  • Board Member, Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation
  • Board Member, Smart Water Consortium
  • Member, Universities Australia DVCR Committee
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Editorial roles

  • Editorial board member, New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research
  • Editorial board member, Marine and Freshwater Physiology and Behaviour
  • Editor NZ Marine Sciences Society Review, New Zealand Marine Sciences Society 1989 - 1992
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External advisory roles

  • Member, Gold Coast City Council Business Advisory Board
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Professional memberships

  • Member, Australian Society for Fish Biology 2008 - Present
  • Fellow, Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences 2008 - Present
  • Member, The Fisheries Society of the British Isles 1998 - Present
  • Member, Australian Marine Sciences Society 1994 - 2003
  • Member, Asia and Oceania Society for Comparative Endocrinology 1996 - 2002
  • (Council Member, Editor NZ Marine Sciences Society Review 1989 -1992), New Zealand Marine Sciences Society 1985 - 1993
  • Member, Physiological Society of New Zealand 1985 - 1993
  • Member, New Zealand Society of Endocrinology 1985 - 1992