Professor Ian Smith is the Vice-Provost (Research and Research Infrastructure) at Monash University and an internationally recognised expert in proteomics research.
The University-wide leadership role of VP (research and research infrastructure) is responsible for the oversight and management of the universities research alliances and research infrastructure as well as developing and implementing strategy to support Monash University’s research aspirations.
Professor Ian Smith completed his first degree in Newcastle upon Tyne England and moved to Australia in 1984 to complete his PhD at Prince Henrys Institute Melbourne and Monash University. In 1991 Ian moved to the Baker Heart Research Institute and was Associate Director until his move to Monash University in 2004.
During his career at Monash University, Professor Smith was a National Health and Medical Research Council-funded Professorial Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Deputy Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.
He is an internationally recognised expert in protein purification and characterisation with experience in high throughput proteomic analyses. His research applies proteomics to study proteases involved in brain and cardiovascular function. This research has been published in over 250 international journals and resulted in many patents.
Ian has held and continues to hold, a variety of national and international senior government and non-government advisory board/committee memberships.