Dr Sean Gallagher
Chief Operating Officer
Phone: +61 2 9351 4601
Dr Sean Gallagher is Chief Operating Officer of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney where he is a Research Associate in Higher Education. Gallagher is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Australian Synchrotron and Chairman of its Audit and Risk Committee. He has previously held roles in science, government, public affairs, and state and federal politics.
A regular commentator on American universities in Australian media, including The Australian and Sydney Morning Herald, Gallagher is working on a major project on the transformation of research universities in the 21st century.
Gallagher completed his BSc (Hons) and PhD in chemistry at the University of Sydney for which he was awarded the RACI Cornforth medal, and has published articles in the world's leading chemistry journals. He has also been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Southern California (chemistry) and Stanford University (higher education).