Professor Joe Graffam is currently Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Development and Training) of Deakin University. Prior to this, Joe was Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic). Joe is also Professor and Chair in Psychology. He has worked in higher education for more than 30 years. Joe held early career positions as a researcher in the Neuropsychiatric Institute, School of Medicine, UCLA. Since commencing with Deakin University, Joe has filled several senior academic positions within the Faculty of Health. More recently, he served as Chair of the Academic Board of the University. He has received two Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellent Contribution: Research – Research Facilitation (2004); and People, Culture and Change (2009). He has served on numerous University committees and working groups and been a member of the Academic Board since 2005. Joe's research has focused on development and application of an ecological model for the study of community integration of people with a disability. He has an international reputation and served for several years on the Ministerial Disability Industry Advisory Group. Since 2000, he has also studied reintegration of ex-prisoners and is developing an international reputation in this area as well.
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