Graeme retired as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research at Curtin University in July 2016. He had held this position for the period 2011 – 2016 and has been awarded the title of Emeritus Professor in recognition of his contribution to the University. He has extensive knowledge and experience in education and research, including engagement with higher education policy at a strategic level. Graeme has previously held appointments in the vocational educational sector and more recently across higher education at executive level, and has a profound understanding of the university research environment and its application to industry and the community.
Graeme has extensive experience on Boards and Committees of research centres and CRCs, liaison with industry and negotiation of funding agreements, and broad research knowledge in spatial information sciences. He has been closely involved with the CRC for Spatial Information since 2003, then as a member of Research and Education Advisory Committee and the CRCSI Board. Graeme was the inaugural Chair of the Research and Education College and currently chairs the CRCSI Research and Investment Committee, which is a CRCSI Board Committee.
Graeme led the engagement of Curtin with the CRCSI during its inception and his research background is in remote sensing.