Professor Alastair McEwan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Training)

Areas of responsibility

Professor McEwan is responsible for researcher development at the University of Queensland, including support for development of ECRs. As Dean, UQ Graduate School he has responsibility for the education and training of research higher degree students.


Professor McEwan graduated from the University of Leeds with a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and was awarded his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Birmingham. He held a Science and Engineering Research Council NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Royal Society University Research Fellowship at the University of Oxford before moving to a lectureship at the University of East Anglia. Professor McEwan joined the University of Queensland in 1993 and was promoted to Professor in 2003. He was Head of the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences from 2005-2010. He has been Dean, UQ Graduate School since 2013. His research spans bacterial physiology and pathogenesis, redox biology and the role of transition metal ions in host-pathogen interactions. Professor McEwan is currently a member of the Australian Council of Graduate Research Executive.

Professor Alastair McEwan
BSc(Hons) Leeds, PhD Birm.
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Training)

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Level 6, Graduate School,
John Hines Building (Building 62)
The University of Queensland
Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia


Danielle Lefebvre
Enquiries Coordinator, Graduate School &
Executive Assistant

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