Professor Lyn Karstadt has been appointed the Deputy Vice Chancellor – International of Murdoch University and with more than 20 years' experience of leadership roles in higher education in Australia and the UK, Professor Karstadt has the strong international profile needed to advance Murdoch University’s presence in the region. Prior to this she was the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences at the University of Southern Queensland, a role she held for three years.
Before coming to Australia, Professor Karstadt worked for 20 years at the University of Hertfordshire. Over her tenure, she rose through the ranks to become Operational Dean, Faculty of Health & Human Sciences, and later, Associate Director – International Health Developments. It was in her most recent roles where she developed significant networks and experience in international markets, including India and Southeast Asia.
The new role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor – International, will see Professor Karstadt lead the University’s internationalisation focus, including transitional education programs in Singapore and Dubai and the development of strategic global partners to expand the international reach of the University.