Professor Karen Hapgood is an experienced and respected executive leader, with an engineering and STEM background as well as 15 years of leadership experience in the higher education sector.
Prior to joining Swinburne, Karen was the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science Engineering and Built Environment at Deakin University. As a member of Deakin’s executive leadership team, Karen focused on driving education and research strategies across schools and centres to achieve their strategic goals.
Karen is a renowned researcher in the fields of chemical engineering and pharmaceutical manufacturing and is a Fellow of ATSE. Karen is passionate about diversity and inclusion, especially for women in STEM in Australia.