A Board comprising the elected President and Deputy President, and a representative from each State and Territory, governs the Australian Council of Deans of Education. From time to time the Board also co-opts additional members with special expertise to assist with particular projects.

  • Professor Michele Simons
    Professor Michele Simons President

    Dean, School of Education
    Western Sydney University
    T: (02) 4736 0322

  • Professor Donna Pendergast
    Professor Donna Pendergast Deputy President, Queensland Representative

    Head and Dean School of Education and Professional Studies
    Griffith University
    T: (07) 3735 1082

    Link to list of members of the Queensland Council of Deans

State and Territory Representatives
  • Professor Debra Bateman South Australia

    Dean (Education). College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, Flinders University T: (08) 8201 3532

  • Professor Ruth Wallace Northern Territory

    College Dean, Provost, College Indigenous Future Education Arts & Society, Charles Darwin University

    T: (08) 8946 6390

  • Professor Claire McLachlan Victoria

    Dean, School of Education,
    Federation University

    T: (02) 5327 6269

  • Professor Mary Ryan
    Professor Mary Ryan NSW

    Professor and Dean of Education, Department of Education Studies, Macquarie University

    T: (02) 9850 8059

  • Professor Barney Dalgarno
    Professor Barney Dalgarno ACT

    Executive Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Canberra
    T: (02) 6201 2323

  • Professor Victoria Carrington Tasmania

    Dean, Faculty of Education
    University of Tasmania
    T: (03) 6324 3144

Specialist Representatives
  • Professor Mark Rose
    Professor Mark Rose Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' representative

    Pro Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Strategy and Innovation Faculty of Arts and Education Deakin University

  • Professor Susan Ledger Specialist member NADPE

    Head of School of Education
    The University of Newcastle
    T: (02) 4921 2066


    Deputy Head of School of Education
    University of the Sunshine Coast.
    T: (07) 5430 1286.

  • Professor Catherine Manathunga SPECIALIST MEMBER - CADRE

    Deputy Head of School, Professor of Education Research
    Co-Director of Indigenous and Transcultural Research Centre
    University of Sunshine Coast

    T: (07) 5459 4669

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