As Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure and Systems), Professor Sonenberg works with other senior members of the University community to increase the coherence of a University-wide approach to research infrastructure investment and operation, and to guide the maturing of the array of business systems that support the research enterprise. She also has responsibilities for the University’s ERA and EI research assessment submissions.
In her role as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Digital and Data) Professor Sonenberg leads a small team that is responsible for the setting of the University’s strategic digital and data agenda, governance and policies as they relate to Research, Teaching and Learning, Engagement and Corporate activities.
Professor Sonenberg is also Professor of Information Systems in the Melbourne School of Engineering, and has previously held positions as Dean of the Faculty of Science and Head of the Department of Information Systems in the Faculty of Science. Her research expertise is in computational science. The integrating theme of her research is the conceptualisation and construction of adaptive, distributed, intelligent information systems.
Professor Sonenberg has considerable experience in facilitating and engaging in collaborative research, including links with various industry partners and research engagements with colleagues in Psychology, Computer Science, Education and Medicine, and with colleagues internationally.