Lee Smith

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research & Head, Gold Coast Campus at Griffith University

Professor Lee Smith was appointed as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) in 2022.

Prior to joining Griffith’s leadership team, Professor Smith served for five years as the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science, and from 2020, the College of Engineering Science and Environment, at the University of Newcastle (Australia). Prior to his arrival in Australia, Professor Smith led a world-leading research team as Professor of Genetic Endocrinology at the University of Edinburgh ( UK ).

Professor Smith holds a PhD in molecular genetics. His research interests focus upon the genetics and endocrinology underpinning male health and he is recognised as an international award-winning expert in Androgen biology. Professor Smith has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and received over $25 million in research funding support from national and international funding agencies (NHMRC, MRC, BBSRC) and has extensive international collaborations. In 2018 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales in recognition of his contribution to science.

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  • Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research & Head, Gold Coast Campus

    January, 2022 - present

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