Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University


Professor Mary Kelly

Professor Mary Kelly

Professor Mary Kelly was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Development and Industry) (DVC RDI) in June 2015. Prior to taking up this position, Professor Kelly was Director, Major Grants and External Links at CSU.

Professor Kelly holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours). Biochemistry from University College Dublin and a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Georgia as a Fulbright Scholar. She was also a Conway Postdoctoral Fellow and Health Research Board Fellow at University College Dublin. Professor Kelly has over a decade of experience in professional research management positions including Science Foundation Ireland, University of Canberra and five years at the Australian Research Council in a number of different roles including Director, Program Operations (National Competitive Grants Program) and Branch Manager Strategy.


Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Development and Industry)

  • Research Committee - Presiding Officer
  • Indigenous Education Steering Committee - Presiding Officer
  • AgriSciences Research and Business Park Steering Committee - Presiding Officer
  • Reconciliation Action Plan Steering Committee – Co Chair
  • Our Communities Governance Committee – Co Chair

Committees of the Vice-Chancellor

  • Vice Chancellor's Leadership Team (VCLT) - Member
  • Vice-Chancellor's Forum - Member

Other Committees - Internal

  • Academic Senate - Member
  • Academic Promotions Committee - Member
  • University Courses Planning Committee - Member


  • Upstairs Regional Incubator Bathurst Board Member
  • Discovery Translation Fund (DTF) Evaluation Committee Member