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My tips for being productive as an academic would be to make lots of friends as it is a lot easier to do things when you've got support, and that quality of research papers, in the long run, will always win over quantity.

Robyn Owens

Robyn Owens

Professor, BSc W.Aust., MSc DPhil Oxon., FACS, FATSE, GAICD

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research)

Professor Robyn Owens is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and has responsibility for research policy development and general oversight of the University of Western Australia's research activities, postgraduate education, industry liaison, intellectual property and commercialisation. Professor Owens studied Mathematics at UWA, Oxford and Paris XI. Her research has focussed on computer vision, including feature detection in images, 3D shape measurement, image understanding, and representation. In her current role she works on a number of national and international committees, with significant interest in research infrastructure.

In the video and podcast, Robyn talks about the qualities needed to be successful in academia and why networking is important in an academic career. In the podcast, Robyn also talks about her experience studying overseas and how valuable it is for academics. 

Robyn Owens on academic success, networking and maintaining policies about equity and diversity.


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