Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University


Professor Janelle Wheat

Janelle WheatProfessor Janelle Wheat is the acting Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at Charles Sturt University.

As the Vice-Chancellor’s senior deputy, the Provost oversees the delivery of academic programs, the maintenance of academic standards, the provision of learning and teaching support, and is responsible for the operation of the faculties. This includes line management of the Executive Deans, the Pro Vice-Chancellor of Learning and Teaching, and the Executive Director of Library Services.

Janelle has been influential as an interdisciplinary research academic across the fields of radiation therapy and nuclear medicine for more than 18 years. Her research has significantly impacted nuclear cardiology protocols and procedures in nuclear medicine across the world. 

Janelle’s passion for quality education and student success was realised when she was appointed Associate Dean (Academic) at Charles Sturt in 2013. In 2018, Janelle led the education strategy in the Faculty of Science at UNSW as Deputy Dean Education. Her broad experience across diverse science faculties in both regional Australia and in a large metropolitan university provided the foundation for her strategic leadership when she returned to Charles Sturt as PVC Learning & Teaching in 2019.

As PVC Learning & Teaching, Janelle has successfully led major academic policy reviews and their subsequent implementation and was sponsor and academic lead for several strategic outputs in the Charles Sturt Student Strategy. Janelle’s leadership of the Division of Learning and Teaching through major change has enabled a renewed focus on quality curriculum design and development including quality online learning within a new L&T Framework.

Dr Janelle Wheat, BAppSc (Radiotherapy), MMedRadSc (NucMed), MHlthSc (Herbal Medicine), DHlthSc (nuclear cardiology), SFHEA.