PhD, GradDipHlthSc, BSc(Hons), DipPM, ExtDISC, FinXS, CSC, Cert IV T&A
Dean, Higher Education, Education Centre of Australia
Professor Rouse has a career working in and contributing to knowledge in both Higher Education and Industry. His passion for Education, Global Health and empowering all people – together with expertise in leadership and management, information management and cultural diversity has led him to make significant contributions to many people in Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region.
Ian brings a wide range of leadership, management and people skills developed over 30 years of experience in senior management roles in large information, analysis and research organisations, tertiary institutions and government departments. Ian also offers a diverse range of knowledge and management experience in numerous NGO, community and sporting organisations in Australia and overseas.
Professor Rouse has significant knowledge and skills in Higher Education. He has held senior academic positions including acting Vice Chancellor of the Fiji National University, the Dean of the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Fiji National University, Executive Dean of the Division of Health, Engineering and Sciences at Victoria University, and Associate Dean of Research and Enterprise Development and Head of the School of Public Health at Curtin University. He currently holds the position of Associate Dean, Scholarship and Research in the Education Centre of Australia and adjunct Professorial roles with Monash and Federation Universities in Melbourne Australia. His current teaching roles are in Leadership and Management, Health Information Management, Field Epidemiology, Data for Decision Making, Research Methods and Project Management.
Ian’s industry leadership roles have included those of General Manager, Chief Information Officer and Director, including his present position as a Director of the global Peopleistic Group and CEO of the International Institute of Medical Project Management.
Professor Rouse’s Academic Qualifications include a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Biomedical Sciences, a Doctorate in Epidemiology, a Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences with a focus on Research and Evaluation and a Diploma in Project Management. Ian also studied as a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School.
Ian has also completed several professional qualifications including Diplomas Change Management, Human Resource Management and Quality Management and certificates in Monitoring and Evaluation, Instructional Design, Prince2, Extended DISC and FinXS. Ian also has a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and is a very experienced adult educator, trainer and facilitator nationally and in the International Arena.
Professor Rouse has a broad knowledge of epidemiology and health statistics, information planning and management, health policy and planning, public health and health research and the use of data and information for monitoring, evaluation and decision-making in the health and education sectors. Ian has delivered more than one hundred conference presentations and been associated with more than one hundred peer reviewed publications and reports across a broad spectrum of topics. He has also successfully supervised numerous doctoral and master’s students.
Ian has a management style which is strongly people focused and seeks to lead and envision all staff and to challenge them to improve their skills and achieve their potential – whatever position they may hold in the organisation. He has a strong commitment to transformation – based on clear vision, goal setting, communication and accountability and he has a long-standing interest in Strategic and Organizational planning facilitated by Project Management.