Inaugural Vice-Chancellor and CEO of the University of Gibraltar. Founding Director of the Australian Research Institute in Education for Sustainability (ARIES) and the UN Centre of Expertise in Sustainable Development
Prof. Tilbury is the inaugural Vice-Chancellor and CEO of the University of Gibraltar. She is internationally recognised for her expertise in leadership, learning and institutional change for sustainable development. Daniella is the recipient of several research awards including the Macquarie Innovation Award for Research (Australia 2007) and Marie Curie International Research Fellowship (European Commission 2009). The institutional change efforts she led at the University of Gloucestershire were recognized with a Green Gown Award in 2007, 2011. She was the Founding Director of the Australian Research Institute in Education for Sustainability (ARIES) and the UN Centre of Expertise in Sustainable Development. She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) ad Foundation Fellow of the Leadership Trust and the Salzburg Futures Leadership Academy.
Daniella has assessed strategic higher education initiatives on behalf of government agencies in Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, North Africa and Europe. Together with Dr Alex Ryan, she led a large HEFCE QAA funded ‘Leadership, Governance and Management’ project on embedding sustainability into quality assurance processes in higher education (2010-12) and a Higher Education Academy study into flexible learning (2013). She currently directs the University Educators for Sustainable Development Project (UE4SD) - a project that brings together 53 Universities across Europe.