Peter McPhee AM
Peter McPhee AM was appointed to a Personal Chair in History at the University of Melbourne in 1993. He was Deputy Dean of the new School of Graduate Studies in 1994-96, then in turn Head of the Department of History, President of the Academic Board, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) before becoming the University's first Provost in 2007-09, with responsibility for the design and implementation of the University's ‘Melbourne Model’. He has published widely on the history of modern France, including A Social History of France 1789-1914 (2004); Robespierre: a Revolutionary Life (2012); and Liberty or Death: the French Revolution (2016). He is currently the Chair of the History Council of Victoria, the state’s peak body for history.