Professor Mary Spongberg is Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research at Southern Cross University. She is a cultural historian with an established international research career in two major and distinctive fields of humanities and social science research: historiography and medical history. At SCU she provides strategic oversight to the university’s research activities across campuses at Lismore, Coffs Harbour and the Gold Coast. She has held roles at the University of Sydney, Macquarie University and the University of Technology Sydney, where she was Dean of Arts and Social Sciences and established the Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges, the Centre for Climate Justice and the History Lab.
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Mary sits on the Board of the Northern Rivers Legal Centre and is committed to securing social justice for vulnerable populations.