Division & Leadership

Division of Academic and Student Engagement

The Division of Academic and Student Engagement comprises six key portfolio areas that provide strategic support to the DVC&VP(A).

Divisional Portfolios

Office of Academic and Student Engagement

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) is supported by the Office of Academic and Student Engagement, which is responsible for:

  • Advice to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Academic) relating to strategy in portfolio areas
  • Support in leadership of the Division including business planning, budgeting, and major projects
  • Strategic support to Divisional portfolio areas in administration and in the delivery of strategic initiatives
  • Administrative support for the Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Academic) and the portfolio leaders

Leadership: Professor Pascale Quester, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic)
Contact: Van Tran-Williams, Executive Support Coordinator

Leadership: Craig McCallum, Executive Director, Education Transformation
Contact: Alice Cameron, Divisional Executive Officer
Contact: Rosemary Gibbon, Executive Assistant

Organisational chart

The Organisational Chart of the Division of Academic and Student Engagement shows the relationship between the composite entities of the Division.

Professor Levy

Professor Philippa Levy
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Learning)

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Learning)

ThePro Vice-Chancellor (Student Learning) (PVC(SL)) is responsible for quality assurance in learning and teaching and academic support for staff and students. The PVC(SL) provides strategic direction and leadership to the University of Adelaide as it continues to pursue its goal of excellence in education. Key to this goal is delivering an integrated, high-quality learning experience for each student, which encompasses all aspects of University life.

Leadership: Professor Philippa Levy, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Learning)
Contact: Van Tran-Williams, Executive Support Coordinator




The following report to the PVC(Student Learning):

  • Education Strategy & Teaching Excellence

    The Teaching Excellence team works to deliver professional development and recognition for excellence in teaching. The area includes Communities of Practice, the Festival of Learning and Teaching, and Teaching Awards.

    Leadership: Dr Rebecca Tooher, Director, Education Strategy and Teaching Excellence
    Contact: teachingexcellence@adelaide.edu.au

  • Employability

    The Employability team are responsible for administering work integrated learning recognition throughout the University. They are responsible for the Adelaide Graduate Award and Internships.

    Leadership & Contact: Sharon Scott, Manager Student Employability

  • Learning Enhancement & Innovation

    Learning Enhancement & Innovation leads coordinated services, development initiatives and impact evaluations for learning enhancement and innovation including the key areas of e-learning and learning analytics. LEI is also home to Adelaide X, partnering with edX to offer a series of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).

    Leadership: Travis Cox, Director, Learning Enhancement & Innovation
    Contact: Stephanie Mannington, Administration Officer

  • Learning & Quality Support

    Learning and Quality Support facilitate and contribute to quality assurance processes and quality enhancement at the University of Adelaide, including through provider registration and accreditation reviews, program approvals, course program and organisational unit reviews, benchmarking and survey management.

    Leadership: Clara Barbieri, Director, Learning & Quality Support
    Contact: lqs@adelaide.edu.au

  • Student Engagement & Success

    The Student Engagement and Success Team are responsible for providing academic support services to University of Adelaide students. The team consists of the Maths Learning Centre, Writing Centre, and PASS.

    Leadership: Ewan Wallace, Manager Student Engagement & Success
    Contact: Carolyn Haese, Administration Officer

Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)

The Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) (PVC(I)) provides leadership and oversight for all University international and internationalisation initiatives, with a particular focus on activities and partnerships of University-wide strategic importance that support and enhance the University’s growth objectives. This includes facilitating the development of strategic alliances and collaborative agreements with international partners, including articulation, pathways, exchange and off-shore teaching arrangements, developing international policy, fostering student global mobility and supporting international research partnerships.

Leadership: This position is currently vacant.
Contact: Dr. David Cannon, Executive Support Officer.

The following report to the PVC(International):

  • Global Engagement

    Global Engagement are responsible for providing support and assistance to the work of the PVC(I).

    Leadership: Paul Byrne, Director, Internationalisation Support
    Contact: globalengagement@adelaide.edu.au or phone 831 35229.

  • International Business Development & Admissions Service

    International Business Development is responsible for the development of innovative strategies to improve recruitment in new and existing markets.

    Admissions Service is responsible for ensuring the University is able to admit high quality students to its programs and creates a seamless and simple applicant experience.

    Leadership & Contact: Ray Ash, Executive Director

  • Study Overseas

    Study Overseas at the University of Adelaide creates, promotes, and administers international study experiences for University of Adelaide students.

    Leadership: Simon Futo, Associate Director Study Overseas

    Contact: study.overseas@adelaide.edu.au or phone 831 38220.

Dean, Indigenous Research and Education Strategy

The Dean, Indigenous Research and Education Strategy is responsible for providing strategic leadership in relation to the Indigenisation of the University of Adelaide's programs, the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and perspectives, the promotion of teaching and research in Indigenous studies, the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, and engagement with Indigenous communities. Visit Our Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Commitment

Leadership: Professor Shane Hearn, Dean, Indigenous Research and Education Strategy
Contact: Tania Crampton-Larking,
Administrative Officer

The following report to the Dean:

Image of Dave Lamb wearing a suit and tie.

Mr Dave Lamb
Executive Director, Student Operations

Executive Director, Student Operations

The portfolio of the Executive Director, Student Operations is responsible for providing leadership and direction to functional areas such as Children's University Australia, Student Administration, Student Affairs, Student Experience, and Student Life.

Leadership: Dave Lamb, Executive Director, Student Operations
Contact: Rosemary Gibbon, Executive Assistant




The following units report to the Executive Director, Student Operations:

  • Children's University

    Children's University Australia is a member of Children's University Australia which is also managed by the University of Adelaide. Children's University Adelaide offers educational experiences for children aged 7-14 and volunteering opportunities for 15-18 year olds. They then recognise their achievements through the award of formal certificates and graduations.

    Leadership: Kiri Hagenus, Director Children's University Australasia
    Contact: Emma Scott, Executive Assistant

  • Student Administration

    Student Administration is responsible for managing student records and consists of coursework scholarships, examinations, graduations and enrolments.

    Leadership: Alex Sabharwal, Director Student Administration
    Contact: Student Administration Enquiries

  • Student Affairs

    Student Affairs is responsible for maintaining and communicating student-related policy and procedures and provides advice to students and staff on their application to University life. We consult with stakeholders to ensure that policy serves the needs of the University community, is relevant to the current climate in higher education, and is compliant with Commonwealth and State legislation.

    Leadership: Michael Physick, Manager - Student Affairs
    Contact: Student Affairs Enquiries

  • Student Experience

    Ian Thomson, Director Student Experience, manages two key student services; Ask Adelaide and Accommodation Services.

    Ask Adelaide is an information service and the main enquiry point in face-to-face, telephone, and web services for prospective and current students.

    Contact: enquiry@adelaide.edu.au

    The Accommodation Service unit is responsible for a broad range of accommodation student support and management services to the University of Adelaide community.

    Contact: accommodation@adelaide.edu.au

  • Student Life

    The Student Life unit encompasses key student supports that aim to improve and enhance student experience utilising a continuum of support approach. The unit consist of International Student Support, Counselling Support, Disability Support, Elite Athlete Support, the Student Health and Wellbeing project and the Safer Campus Community initiative as well as the Careers Service.

    The Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Leadership: Colleen Lewig, Director Student Life
    Contact: Jill Allen, Student Life - Administrative Officer

Teresa Chitty

Ms Teresa Chitty
University Librarian

University Library

The University Library comprises five physical libraries in addition to Rare Books and Special Collections.

For more information on the University Library please visit their website.

The University Librarian is also responsible for University Collections

Executive Director, Education Transformation

The Executive Director, Education Transformation is responsible for the overall strategic management of the Division of Academic and Student Engagement and for leading new growth initiatives on behalf of the Division. This role manages the Office of Academic and Student Engagement, which supports the Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Academic) as well as Professional and Continuing Education.

Leadership: Craig McCallum, Executive Director, Education Transformation
Contact: Rosemary Gibbon, Executive Assistant

The following units report to the Executive Director, Education Transformation:

  • Professional and Continuing Education

    Professional & Continuing Education (PCE) provide courses, workshops and education programs every year to over 6000 participants from the community, business and industry. Participants are drawn from throughout Australia and internationally, providing lifelong learning opportunities and pathways to the University. PCE incorporates the English Language Centre, which provides Academic English pathway programs, General English and English teacher training services (TESOL) for international students and visiting groups from overseas.

    Leadership: Jo Simpson, Director Professional & Continuing Education
    Contact: Email pce@adelaide.edu.au or Phone 831 34777.