Before joining Swinburne, Professor Quester was Deputy Vice-Chancellor and President (Academic) at the University of Adelaide (2011–2020).  She had previously held various roles at the University of Adelaide, including Executive Dean of the Faculty of the Professions (2006–2011), Associate Dean of Research for the Faculty of the Professions (2001–2006) and inaugural Professor of Marketing in the Adelaide Business School (2001–2020). 

Pascale Quester, Vice-Chancellor and President of Swinburne.

Professor Quester is an active and respected researcher in the areas of consumer behaviour and marketing communications. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Business Administration from her native France, a Master of Arts (Marketing) from Ohio State University in the United States and a PhD from Massey University in New Zealand.  

In 2012, Professor Quester was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite (National Order of Merit), one of France's highest honours, in recognition of her contribution to higher education in both France and Australia. 

In 2009, she was elected Distinguished Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand Marketing Academy. 

In 2007, she also received France’s highest academic recognition by becoming Professeur des Universités. 

Professor Quester has held several visiting professorial appointments, including at La Sorbonne, Paris II, ESSEC Business School, and the University of Nancy in France. 

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