Professor Graham Brown, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
As the Vice-Chancellor’s senior academic executive, Professor Brown oversees the delivery of academic programs, the maintenance of academic standards, the provision of learning and teaching support, and the operation of the faculties. This includes line management of the Executive Deans, the Pro Vice-Chancellor of Learning and Teaching, the Executive Director of Library Services, and the Executive Director of Student Success.
Prior to joining Charles Sturt, Professor Brown was the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Western Australia (UWA). The position was responsible for the strategic leadership of curriculum and course design, as well as academic quality assurance and TEQSA compliance. His other roles at UWA included Head of the School of Social Sciences and Dean of Postgraduate Coursework.
Before arriving in Australia in 2014 from his native UK, Professor Brown held several academic roles at the University of Bath and was a researcher at the University of Oxford. While at the University of Bath, the last role he held was Associate Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and he also served as the Director for the Centre for Development Studies.
Professor Brown’s research expertise is in the political economy of inequality and diversity, including educational inequality, and its policy implications. He has authored numerous publications in this field and consulted on these issues with a range of national and international organisations, including the UK Department of International Development, the Gates Foundation / Centre for Economic Development, Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and several UN agencies.
Throughout his career in higher education, Professor Brown has contributed to a number of 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 prior to this, served as the journal’s associate editor for four years.
Professor Brown holds a PhD in Political Science and a Master of Arts in International Studies: Asia-Pacific Region from the University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Politics from the University of Warwick.