UNIVERSITY MANAGEMENT. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor candidate Carina Mallard received a majority of the consultative assembly votes at today’s meeting in Vasaparken. The result of the vote will now be submitted to the University Board for the final decision on who will be the next Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University of Gothenburg.
The consultative assembly has today interviewed the candidates Carina Mallard and Max Petzold one by one for an hour each.
After deliberation, the assembly took a vote. 58 of the 70 consultative assembly members participated in this.
The result of the vote showed that Carina Mallard received 39 votes and that Max Petzold received 19 votes. None of the representatives casted a blank vote.
The consultative assembly’s role is to be advisory to the Board. The assembly’s position is now communicated to the Board, which on 14 June will take the formal decision on who will be the next Pro-Vice-Chancellor.
The next Pro-Vice-Chancellor takes office on 1 July 2023, at the same time as the new Vice-Chancellor Malin Broberg.
Carina Mallard in short
Carina Mallard was born in 1963 and is Deputy Vice-Chancellor, responsible for issues regarding research, at University of Gothenburg since 2021.
She received her undergraduate education in Physiology at the University of Lund and got her PhD in Pediatrics at the University of Auckland in 1995. In 2006, she was appointed Professor in Physiology at the University of Gothenburg. Her research concerns brain damage in premature babies.
Carina Mallard was Visiting Professor at Kings College in London for five years and before she took up the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor, she was Head of Core Facilities at the University of Gothenburg between 2018 and 2021. From 2011 to 2015, she was Director of Studies for the doctoral education at Sahlgrenska Academy, a position she had previously held at the Institution of Neuroscience and Physiology.
Carina Mallard has had several national assignments for the Swedish Research Council and internationally for the EU. Starting in 2004, she has supervised 20 doctoral students up to the doctoral thesis defense.
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