Janet Hergt

Vice President of Academic Board
The University of Melbourne
Professor (School of Earth Sciences)
The University of Melbourne

Melbourne, VIC

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Professor Janet Hergt is the Vice President of Academic Board at the University of Melbourne. A geochemist, the main focus of her research has been in the application of radiogenic isotope analysis, in combination with other geochemical data, to explore the record of Earth processes preserved in geological materials. Much of this has work been applied to the investigation of magmatic rocks and their minerals, but similar techniques have been employed to multidisciplinary projects from indigenous rock art to medical research. She holds a PhD in Geochemistry, awarded by the Australian National University and has held post-doctoral positions in the United Kingdom.

Before assuming her current role, Janet was Head of the School of Earth Sciences from 2005 to 2013, served a 7-month term as Dean of the Faculty of Science in 2013-2014, and held the position of Deputy Dean of Science from 2010-2013 and 2014-2017. She has served or currently serves on a number of Editorial Boards and has been a member of the National Committee for Earth Sciences.