Professor Andrew J Deeks BE, MEngSc, PhD, FIEAust
Andrew was born in the UK in 1963. At the age of 6 he migrated with his parents and two brothers to Perth, Western Australia. Andrew graduated from the University of Western Australia (UWA) with First Class Honours in Civil Engineering in 1984. After completing his Masters degree and performing a variety of contract work for local engineering firms, in 1988 he became a Senior Tutor at UWA and commenced a PhD. He completed his PhD in 1992, and advanced through the academic ranks, being promoted to Professor in 2004. Andrew served as Head of the School of Civil & Resource Engineering at UWA for a five year term from 2004-2009, and during this time established productive collaborations between the School and Industry and International partners. In October 2009 he moved back to the UK, to Durham University, to take up the post Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Science). He has co-authored a book on foundation vibration, and has published more than 150 research papers in refereed scientific journals and conference proceedings. Andrew's research encompasses structural analysis, structural dynamics, structural condition assessment, computational mechanics and soil-structure interaction. He is an elected Fellow of the Australian Institution of Engineers.
Andrew is in attendance at meetings of the University Council. He is a member of Senate, the University Executive Committee, Academic Progression Committee and the Research Committee.