Office of the Vice-Chancellor

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Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Innovation & International) Professor Derrick Armstrong, BPhil Lond, MEd, PhD Lanc

Professor Armstrong was a awarded a Bachelors degree in Philosophy from University College, London, and a Masters and a PhD from Lancaster University.  In the UK, he held academic positions at Lancaster University and later at Sheffield University (where he was the Inaugural Director of the Centre for Childhood and Youth, Director of the National evaluation of the UK government’s “On Track” Childhood and Youth Crime Reduction programme, and Director of the Economic, Social Research Council Priority Research Network – “Pathways Into and Out of Crime”). He was promoted to Professor at Sheffield University in 2003. In 2005, Prof. Armstrong was appointed as the Dean of the Faculty of Education & Social Work at the University of Sydney and after serving for two years, was made Deputy Provost and Pro-Vice Chancellor Teaching & Learning. In 2008, he was appointed to the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Registrar. He joined USP as Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation & International in 2015. Under the current portfolio, he is responsible for: (1) the University Research Office, which is responsible for strategy and coordination of research across the University; (2) International Office which is the first point of contact for prospective and registered international students; (3) USP Library; (4) Pace-SD which is USP’s Centre for excellence in environmental education, research and community engagement in the Pacific Island Region; and (5) the Micronesian Centre for Sustainable Transport which is located in the Marshall Islands. Over his career has authored 9 books (two of which won “Outstanding Publication” awards from the “Times Higher”) and over 100 academic articles

Contact Details:
Email:     derrick.armstrong(at)usp.ac.fj
Phone:    (679) 323 2247
Fax:     (679) 323 1504


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