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Professor Kent Anderson

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Global
University of Newcastle

Professor Kent Anderson is an international lawyer who specialises in Asia and the Pacific. He recently returned to the University of Newcastle as Deputy Vice Chancellor. He has an eclectic background, having completed tertiary studies in US, Japan, and the UK in Law, Politics, Economics and Asian Studies. He also worked as a marketing manager with a US regional airline in Alaska; a commercial lawyer in Hawaii; and most recently senior adviser for higher education to two Commonwealth Ministers of Education. Within universities, Kent was Interim Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) at Newcastle, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Engagement) at University of Western Australia, Pro Vice Chancellor (International) at University of Adelaide and Dean of the then Faculty of Asian Studies at the Australian National University. He started his academic career as associate professor at Hokkaido University Law School in Japan. Kent has been on a number of boards including National Library of Australia Council, Ministerial Council for International Education, Higher Education Standards Panel, New Colombo Plan Advisory Board, Board of Canberra Grammar School and Shenton College (Perth), and President of the Asian Studies Association of Australia and Japanese Studies Association of Australia.

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