Oxford scholar appointed to senior university role at Charles Sturt in Bathurst

17 MAY 2022

Oxford scholar appointed to senior university role at Charles Sturt in Bathurst

Charles Sturt University welcomes Professor Graham Brown as the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).

Charles Sturt University is pleased to announce Professor Graham Brown recently commenced as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).

Charles Sturt Vice-Chancellor Professor Renée Leon welcomed Professor Brown to the role.

“Professor Brown has an impressive background in the principles of course design and in ensuring academic standards have the utmost integrity,” Professor Leon said.  

“His expertise will bring far-reaching benefits to our students while enhancing opportunities for the wider communities within the Charles Sturt footprint.”   

Prior to joining Charles Sturt, Professor Brown was the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Western Australia.

In his role at Charles Sturt, he will oversee the delivery of academic programs, the maintenance of academic standards, the provision of learning and teaching support, and the operation of the University’s three faculties.

He brings extensive experience in strategic leadership for course design and academic quality assurance.

His research expertise lies in the spheres of inequality and diversity, including educational inequality and its policy implications.

Professor Brown will be based at the University in Bathurst, and he is passionate about contributing to higher education opportunities for regional communities. 

“I am thrilled to join Charles Sturt University and lead this great institution’s academic portfolio,” Professor Brown said.

“One of the main reasons I was drawn to the University was because of the outstanding opportunities and contributions it provides to the regions, particularly in terms of widening tertiary access and participation, and training highly skilled graduates across a range of critical industries.

“I look forward to continuing and building upon the University’s work to provide high-quality learning experiences and courses that prepare our students for the jobs of the future and promote regional prosperity.”

Before arriving in Australia, Professor Brown held several academic positions at the University of Bath and was a researcher at the world-renowned University of Oxford in England.

Professor Leon said Charles Sturt continues to welcome more students and staff back to the Bathurst campus as the University settles back into a more familiar routine of events.

“Industry partnerships also play a role in building campus vibrancy - the recent partnership between Charles Sturt University and IBM which will see a new IBM Client Innovation Centre (CIC) is an exciting example of this.”

Professor Brown has contributed to many university boards and committees, research institutes, industry conferences, and academic publications. For six years he served on the Editorial Board of the University of Oxford’s Oxford Development Studies journal and before this, served as the journal’s associate editor for four years.


Media Note:

To arrange interviews with Professor Graham Brown, please contact Trease Clarke at Charles Sturt Media on 0409 741 789 or via news@csu.edu.au

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