Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Regional Futures) and Vice-President at Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Professor Cobie Rudd is focused on increasing engagement opportunities in regional, rural, and remote Western Australia to better support the educational, research, community, and industry needs of the regions.

Professor Rudd leads ECU’s Athena SWAN initiative, a gender equity and diversity evaluation and institutional accreditation process. Under her leadership, ECU achieved the Athena Swan Bronze Institutional Award in December 2018.

They received the first Athena Swan Cygnet Award in Australia in August 2022 for their actions, outcomes and impact in improving access to flexible work. She was welcomed as a CEO for Gender Equity in October 2021. Most recently, they have won a second Athena Swan Cygnet Award for their work on retaining and progressing women in STEMM.