Pip Pattison is a quantitative psychologist who studied and worked for the first part of her career at the University of Melbourne. During her tenure at Melbourne, Pip served in a number of academic leadership roles, including president of the Academic Board from 2007-2008, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) from 2009-2011 and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) from 2011-2014. 

In 2014, Pip took up the role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education at the University of Sydney where she led the University’s educational strategy, with a major focus on transformation of the undergraduate curriculum, the student experience and new approaches to postgraduate education and microcredentials. Pip retired from the University of Sydney at the end of 2021.

The primary focus of Pip’s research has been the development and application of mathematical and statistical models for social networks and network processes. Applications have included the transmission of infectious diseases and community recovery following bushfire.

Pip was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in 1995 and of the Royal Society of NSW in 2017. She became an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2015 and is an Emeritus Professor at the Universities of Melbourne and Sydney.

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