Professor Dominic Upton


Professor Dominic Upton

Professor Dominic Upton

Board Director – CDU member representative
Professor Upton is the Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences at CDU.

Professor Dominic Upton is the Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences at Charles Darwin University. Prior to moving to the NT, Dominic was the Acting Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health at the University of Canberra having served as Associate Dean (Education) and Deputy Dean for a number of years. A Health Psychologist by background, Professor Upton has had an extensive career in clinical practice, teaching and research. Prior to moving to the University of Canberra, he was Director of Research in the Institute of Health at the University of Worcester in the UK and Head of Psychology at both Worcester and Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Professor Upton has led a number of significant research projects funded by national and international bodies and held a number of significant national positions for psychology and learning and teaching. A strong and passionate advocate for innovative and inspiring teaching excellence, he was elected Fellow of the British Psychological Society in 2005, awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2007 and was elected as Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2018. He has authored 19 books and over 200 academic articles in academic journals and book chapters.

His research interests span a number of significant areas in health psychology: from the impact of psychological factors in pain, long-term conditions and wound healing, to the promotion of physical health in both adults and children, to the promotion of evidence based practice in clinicians. His current research focus is on the psychosocial factors in wound care and wound healing.

Appointed: 05/02/2019

Qualifications: BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, C Psychol, CSci, MAPS, FBPsS, PFHEA