Emeritus Professor Victor Minichiello

Appointment citation  

Professor Minichiello (BA, MA Gerontology, MA Sociology, PhD) was employed by the University of New England from February 1996 until July 2013 and held a variety of senior leadership roles during his period of tenure.  These have included:

  • Head of Department, School of Health
  • Associate Professor in Health
  • Head, School of Health
  • Professor in Health
  • Dean, Faculty of Education, Health and Professional Studies
  • Executive Dean, Faculty of Education, Health and Professional Studies; and
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean, Faculty of The Professions

Professor Minichiello is an internationally recognised scholar with over 150 published research articles in international medical, health and social sciences journals.  He has written/edited ten books on ageing, HIV/AIDS and research methods.  His contribution to academic literature has been significant as well as influential with his 2008 text,  In-depth interviewing:  Principles, techniques, analysis (co-authored with Dr Terrence Hays and Dr Rosalie Aroni) receiving over 1100 citations.  Professor Minichiello has been recognised with an H-index of 26.  He has also attracted over $40 million dollars of competitive research and program funding to the University, remaining actively engaged with ARC projects to date.

Over his career, Professor Minichiello has successfully supervised 29 doctoral and 10 masters students.  He has also been appointed to the following roles:

  • ARC College of Experts (2009 – 2011)
  • Auditor, AUQA (2010-2011)
  • TEQSA register of experts (current)

That Professor Minichiello has been recognised as a leader in both research as well as academic management, is a key indicator of his breadth of expertise and the respect with which he is held by colleagues and peers.  It is fitting that his outstanding contribution to UNE's academic profile be recognised in his appointment as an Emeritus Professor at UNE.