Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) & Vice-President

Division of Research


Professor Les Field AM is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) & Vice-President at the University of New South Wales. He is responsible for the strategic research direction and overall research performance of the University, and in particular, maintaining and advancing the University's profile in research and research training, as well as technology transfer.   

The Division of Research provides research support and services to UNSW researchers and Higher Degree Research students through the following units: Graduate Research School; Research Strategy and Partnerships Office; Grants Management Office; NewSouth Innovations (NSi); Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre; Research Analysis, Performance and Profile Office (RAPPO); Research Ethics and Compliance Support; and  Researcher Development Unit.

Biography [download pdf]

Professor Field is a graduate of the University of Sydney (PhD 1979) and, following Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and at Oxford, took up a position at the University of Sydney in 1982. He was awarded a DSc by the University of Sydney in 1991. He held the positions of Head of the School of Chemistry (1997 - 2001), Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Science (1998 - 2001), Deputy Chair of the Academic Board and Chair of the University Research Committee (1999 to 2001), and Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) (2001 - 2003).  In 2005, Professor Field was appointed as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of New South Wales.

Professor Field is currently the Chair of the Deputy and Pro Vice-Chancellors (Research) Committees for both the Group of Eight and Universities Australia and serves as a Director on numerous Boards including the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, NewSouth Innovations (NSi), NICTA and UniSeed.

Professor Field received the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Organic Chemistry Medal in 1994, and the RACI Leighton Medal in 2010. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and has published over 170 research articles in organometallic chemistry.

Research Interests and Groups


Location and Contact Details

General Enquiries
+61 2 9385 2700
+61 2 9385 8008
Location Address
Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Room 137, The Chancellery
Kensington Campus, UNSW
Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
The University of New South Wales
Staff Contacts
Name Position Phone / Email
Professor Les Field AM FAA    

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

& Vice-President

T: +61 2 9385 2700
F: +61 2 9385 8008
Jennifer Timms Executive Assistant T: +61 2 9385 2700
Bronwyn Greene Executive Officer (Research Policy) T: +61 2 9385 2983
Andrea Burns Executive Officer (Budget & Operations) T: +61 2 9385 3126
Dr Emma Bowen General Manager (Research)

T: +61 2 9385 9008

David Do Manager, Research Integrity & Policy  T: +61 2 9385 2784
Dr William Lao Project Officer T: +61 2 9385 9735
Jane Su Assistant Finance Manager T: +61 2 9385 3093