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Desmond Francis Nicholls

Master of Science ANU 1965
PhD ANU 1972

Career highlights

  • Professor Emeritus CBE 2010 - present
  • Visiting Fellow CBE 2009 - present
  • Awarded AM  2007
  • Head of School of Management, Marketing and International Business, College of Business and Economics, ANU 2006-2007
  • Deputy Dean, Faculty of Economics and Commerce ANU 2004-2005
  • Dean, Faculty of Economics and Commerce, ANU 1989-1997
  • Head, Department of Statistics, ANU, 1985-1986

Career philosophy

"Enjoy what you do. Aim to make a contribution to society while
maintaining an appropriate work-life balance"

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