Board Members

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 Tania Aspland
    Professor Tania AsplandPresident

    Executive Dean, Faculty of Education and Arts
    Australian Catholic University
    T: (02) 9701 4584

  • Professor John Williamson
    Professor John WilliamsonDeputy President

    Professor Emeritus
    University of Tasmania
    T: (03) 6324 3144

  • Professor Stephen Dobson
    Professor Stephen DobsonTreasurer

    Dean and Head of School of Education
    University of South Australia
    T: (08) 8302 4003

State and Territory Representatives
  • Associate Professor Joanna Barbousas
    Associate Professor Joanna BarbousasVictoria

    Head, Department of Education and Outdoor and Environment Education
    La Trobe University
    T: (03) 9479 2190

  • Associate Professor Wayne Hawkins
    Associate Professor Wayne HawkinsAustralian Capital Territory

    Associate Dean (eSTEM) (Acting)
    Faculty of Education
    University of Canberra
    T: (02) 6201 2234

  • Associate Professor Greg Shaw
    Associate Professor Greg ShawNorthern Territory

    Acting Head, School of Education
    Charles Darwin University
    T: (08) 8946 7306

  • Professor Helen Wildy
    Professor Helen WildyWestern Australia


    Dean, Faculty of Education
    University of Western Australia
    T: (08) 6488 1709

  • Associate Professor Karen Swabey
    Associate Professor Karen SwabeyTasmania

    Acting Dean of Education
    University of Tasmania
    T: (03) 6324 3512

  • Professor Donna Pendergast
    Professor Donna PendergastQueensland

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

  • Professor Michele Simons
    Professor Michele SimonsNew South Wales

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

Specialist Representatives
  • Associate Professor Josephine Lang
    Associate Professor Josephine LangSpecialist Member NADLATE

    Associate Head of School of Education (Teaching and Learning)
    Deakin University
    T:  (03) 9244 6378

  • Professor Christine Ure
    Professor Christine UreSpecialist Member NADPE

    Head, School of Education
    Deakin University
    T: (03) 9244 6068

  • Professor Peter Buckskin
    Professor Peter BuckskinAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Representative

    Dean: Aboriginal Engagement and Strategic Projects
    University of South Australia
    T: (08) 8302 9148

  • Professor Sue Shore
    Professor Sue ShoreSpecialist member cADRE

    Director – International
    Graduate Centre of Education
    School of Education
    Charles Darwin University
    T: (08) 8946 6897

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