Professor Sullivan is a highly experienced University executive, public health physician and research leader who is nationally and internationally recognised for her outstanding contributions to public health particularly in the fields of maternal, sexual and reproductive health. She was the Assistant Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and the academic lead for UTS's Athena SWAN Gender Equity Initiative from 2015-2018 with UTS receiving a Bronze Award. She was also the Head of the Discipline of Public Health and inaugural Director, Australian Centre for Public and Population Health Research (ACPPHR) at the Faculty of Health from 2016- February 2019.
Liz has a strong commitment to public health and achievng health equity, and is known for her reseach programs to improve the health and wellbeing of reproductive populations with a focus on Aboriginal women's health, justice health and non-communicable diseases in pregnancy. With over 25 years of experience, Liz's impressive track record of scholarship and innovation wth strong international and national networks of collaboration enables her to deliver responsive and agile solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of communities in need.
Professor Sullivan is a senior academic leader with proven administrative, operational and strategic managemnt expertise. She has a highly successful track record of research development and management, with more than $20 million in research and contract funding as a chief investigator, several national and international collaborations and published over 200 peer review publications and AIHW and WHO Reports. She is an onging contributor to media and a frequently invited expert to present at conferences. She has served extensively by invitation on national and international government committees relating to research, techical advice, performance and strategy and is highly committed to the development of public health research and training that also reflects industry, community and government needs, enhancing capability beyond the University sector. Liz was an appointed member on the NHMRC Council (2015-2018 Trienim) and the National and Regional Network for Athena SWAN. She has successfully supervised and mentored many high degree students.