Dr Kerry Ferguson
is a Pro Vice-Chancellor at La Trobe University
Kerry was educated at Catholic Ladies College and then studied Occupational Therapy.
She completed a Masters of Education in the field of counselling and in 1998 she was awarded the Doctorate of Education.
Kerry worked as an occupational therapist with psychiatric services before moving into an academic position at La Trobe University.
experience has spanned 20 years with the Faculty of Health Science; she
has been the Head of the School of Occupational Therapy, Deputy Dean, and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at La Trobe University.
In 1997 Dr Ferguson was appointed to the position of Dean (Equity and Access) and in 1999 appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor (Equity and Access).
In 2005 her
role expanded and she
was appointed to the position of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Equity and Student Services).
portfolio includes responsibility for student services, student equity, equal opportunity including equal opportunity for women in the workplace, Indigenous education, counselling services, careers and employment services, student engagement and the University ombudsman.
Kerry continues to be a Clinical Member of the Family Therapy Association and to expand her mediation experience.
is committed to the quality provision of services in the Education sector, particularly to redressing disadvantage in the higher education field and the development and expansion of student engagement.