Academic leader and telecommunications engineer

Professor Andrew Parfitt FTSE

Andrew Parfitt

Professor Andrew Parfitt FTSE

Professor Andrew Parfitt is a respected university administrator with a strong background in engineering and technology, including telecommunications and space science.

Recognised for his energy, insight and deep knowledge of the academic environment, he has worked for over a decade at the intersection of education, research and industry to strengthen the performance of three universities: UniSA, Newcastle,
and University of Technology Sydney.

Other career highlights include leading the Cooperative Research Centre for Satellite Systems, and stints with CSIRO and Defence Science and Technology.

Andrew is a champion of gender equity and increased academic participation by Indigenous Australians and students from diverse backgrounds, particularly in STEM.

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Education, Telecommunications

ATSE Division

Role and organisation (at time of election)
Vice-Chancellor and President

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Professor Andrew Parfitt was elected a Fellow of the Academy in 2021.

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