Professor Cobie Rudd

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Regional Futures) and Vice-President, Edith Cowan University

Professor Cobie Rudd is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Regional Futures) and Vice-President at Edith Cowan University (ECU) and is focused on increasing engagement opportunities in regional, rural, and remote Western Australia to better support the educational, research, community, and industry needs of the regions. As part of this portfolio, Professor Rudd also heads up ECU South West, including ECU’s Bunbury campus, the largest regional campus in Western Australia and a series of learning hubs. 

Professor Rudd also leads ECU’s Athena Swan initiative, the only internationally recognised framework for gender equity, diversity and inclusion accreditation. Under her leadership, ECU achieved the Athena Swan Bronze Institutional Award in December 2018 and the first Athena Swan Cygnet Award in Australia in August 2022. She was welcomed as a CEO for Gender Equity in October 2021. In March 2023, she was inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame.

She has served as a Non-Executive Director on over 14 boards of governance.

Professor Rudd holds the degrees of Bachelor of Health Science in Nursing from the University of New England, Master of Public Health from Queensland University of Technology, and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Western Australia. Additionally, she is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Registered Nurse.

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