Professor Paul Bonnington joined UQ in 2022 as Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research and Infrastructure).
He has decades of experience within research infrastructure in the tertiary sector, providing researchers with access to major computing, software, and analytics capability.
Prior to joining, he was Director of eResearch at Monash University. Paul led a multi-disciplinary centre of over 50 eResearch, data and computational professionals providing expertise to computing, visualisation and data capabilities for numerous research areas.
Under Paul’s direction, the Monash eResearch Centre hosted federally-funded national eResearch infrastructure worth more than $27 million, for specialised high-performance computing, research cloud services and data storage and data management, underpinning the data-centric research of over 4,000 researchers. He also led numerous state and national research infrastructure initiatives while at Monash.
At the University of Auckland, Paul established New Zealand’s first eResearch program.
Paul’s major research interests lie in graph-theory, medical AI, and developing advanced computational solutions to combinatorial problems.
Paul has also served on numerous state and national boards in the research and research infrastructure areas, including the current Australian Earth-System Simulator National Research Infrastructure (ACCESS-NRI) Board.