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Professor Shaun Collin Dean, Life Sci. and Co-Director, AgriBio, Office of Life Sciences

Professor Shaun P. Collin is the Dean and Head of the School of Life Sciences and the Co-Director of the AgriBioscience Centre at La Trobe University. He heads a large Neuroecology Group that investigates the neural basis of behaviour in both invertebrates and vertebrates, with special emphasis on sensory systems and vision. He spent appreciable periods of time in Canada, the United States, Germany and Australia on a range of prestigious Research Fellowships (ARC QEII, Fulbright, Alexander von Humboldt, Grass) before he joined The University of Queensland as a Professor and Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences where he was for 10 years. He then joined The University of Western Australia as a WA Premiers Fellow within the School of Animal Biology and the Oceans Graduate School. He was then appointed the Director of the Oceans Institute. He then took up a new appointment at La Trobe University in 2019. Using a range of cutting edge techniques, his Group investigates the impacts of light on biodiversity, sustainability and health in a large diversity of animals, including humans. Prof. Collin has published over 260 scientific papers, including 11 books, and sits on the Editorial Boards of 5 international journals. He has previously sat on the College of Experts Panel for the ARC and has close associations with both the WA and Victorian State Governments.

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