Professor Pascale Quester

Professor Pascale Quester

Professor Pascale Quester

Vice-Chancellor and President, Swinburne University

Professor Quester is the Vice Chancellor and President of Swinburne University of Technology, a role she took on in August 2020. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Business Administration from her native France, a Master of Arts (Marketing) from Ohio State University and a PhD from Massey University (New Zealand).

 Her career has taken her from France to the US, New Zealand before she came to Australia. A full Professor at the University of Adelaide since 2002, she was Associate Dean (Research) for the Faculty of the Professions in 2004, Executive Dean from 2007 before taking on the role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President (Academic) in 2011.

An active researcher in the areas of consumer behaviour, she is the author of two leading textbooks. Her work comprises over 200 research publications in the leading journals in her field

Pascale has held several appointments as visiting professor including at La Sorbonne.

In 2007, she received the highest academic recognition by the French National Academic Committee to become Professeur des Universities. In 2009, she was awarded the title of Distinguished Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand Marketing Academy.  In 2012, Professor Quester received the Ordre National du Mérite (National Order of Merit), one of France’s highest honours, in recognition of her contribution to higher education in both France and Australia.