Dr Sean Gallagher is the inaugural Director of Swinburne’s Centre for the New Workforce. Sean has extensive experience establishing and leading research and education initiatives, including as Deputy CEO of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. A strong believer in the transformative power of learning in supportive environments, he has led workforce initiatives focused on experiential learning that have prepared students for the changing global marketplace.
As a recognised thought leader on the impact of technology and globalisation on higher education, and more recently on the future of work, his work has shaped federal and state government policy.
Sean holds a PhD in chemistry and has served on the board of the Australian Synchrotron.