Our vision is to be one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region

The Chancellor is backed by the Executive Group, which comprises our Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellors and Pro Vice Chancellors. The University's structure is depicted in the Organisational Chart (PDF).

Chancellor

The Chancellor serves as the titular head of the University, presiding over all major ceremonies. Mr Henry Smerdon AM is the Chancellor of Griffith University and became Chancellor in 2015 after serving as Deputy Chancellor from 2000-2015.

Executive

The Vice Chancellor and President is the Chief Executive Officer of the University and is responsible to the Council of the University. The University's Executive Group comprises the Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellors and Pro Vice Chancellors. It meets on a fortnightly basis to deal with current strategic and management matters.

Vice Chancellor and President

Professor Carolyn Evans

Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor

Professor Debra Henly

Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research)

Professor Mario Pinto

Chief Operating Officer

Mr Peter Bryant

Pro Vice Chancellor (Indigenous)

Professor Cindy Shannon AM

Pro Vice Chancellor (Logan)

Ms Linda O'Brien

Vice President (Global)

Professor Sarah Todd

Pro Vice Chancellor (Arts, Education and Law)

Professor Scott Harrison

Pro Vice Chancellor (Business)

Professor David Grant

Pro Vice Chancellor (Health)

Professor Sheena Reilly

Pro Vice Chancellor ( Sciences)

Professor Andrew T Smith

Our campuses

Spanning three cities in South East Queensland, our campuses are a thriving network of learning and innovation. Each location has a wide range of modern spaces to suit every study need as well as facilities and services to help make university life easier and enjoyable.

Head of campus

Senior Officers

Pro Vice Chancellor (Arts, Education and Law)
Professor Scott Harrison (acting)
Dean (Academic)
Professor Susan Forde (acting)
Dean (Research)
Professor Gerry Docherty
Dean (Learning and Teaching)
Professor Robert Ellis
Dean, Engagement (Creative Arts) 
Professor Ruth Bereson
Heads of School
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Associate Professor Michael Townsley

School of Education and Professional Studies*

Professor Donna Pendergast

School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science

Professor James Carson

Griffith Law School*

Associate Professor Therese Wilson

Queensland College of Art
Director

Professor Derrick Cherrie

Head of School, Griffith Film School

Professor Herman Van Eyken

Queensland Conservatorium
Director

Professor Gemma Carey (acting)

* Heads of School in certain Professional areas may be known as 'Dean' for the purposes of External representation, where there is a common practice of such titles being used.

Pro Vice Chancellor (Business)
Professor David Grant
Dean (Academic)
Professor Fabrizio Carmignani
Dean (Research)
Professor Andrew O'Neil
Dean (Learning and Teaching)
Professor Mark Brimble
Dean (Engagement)
Professor Anne Tiernan
Heads of Departments
Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics

Professor Eduardo Roca (acting)

Department of Business Strategy and Innovation

Professor Rosemary Stockdale

Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources

Professor Ruth McPhail

Department of Marketing

Professor Scott Weaven

Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management

Professor Graham Cuskelly

School of Government and International Relations

Associate Professor Juliet Pietsch

Pro Vice Chancellor (Health)
Professor Sheena Reilly
Dean (Academic)
Professor Analise O'Donovan
Dean (Research)
Professor Bonnie Barber
Dean (Learning and Teaching)
Professor Nick Buys
Dean (First People's Health)
Professor Roianne West
Heads of School
School of Allied Health Sciences

Professor Elizabeth Cardell (acting)

School of Applied Psychology

Professor David Neumann

School of Dentistry and Oral Health *

Professor Robert Love

School of Human Services and Social Work

Professor Donna McAuliffe

School of Medical Science

Professor Mark Forwood

School of Medicine*

Professor David Ellwood

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Professor Ann Bonner

School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Associate Professor Shailendra Anoopkumar-Dukie (acting)

* Heads of School in certain Professional areas may be known as 'Dean' for the purposes of External representation, where there is a common practice of such titles being used.

Pro Vice Chancellor (Sciences)
Professor Andrew T Smith
Dean (Academic)
Professor Robert Sang
Dean (Learning and Teaching)
Professor Fran Sheldon
Dean (Research)
Professor Rebecca Ford
Heads of School
School of Engineering and Built Environment

Professor Sherif Mohamed

School of Environment and Science

Professor George Mellick

School of Information and Communication Technology

Professor Paulo de Souza

Chief Operating Officer 
Mr Peter Bryant
Chief Financial Officer
Ms Michelle Clarke
Chief Digital Officer
Ms Mandy Ross 
Chief People Officer
Ms Kirsty Dwyer
Director, Audit, Risk and Compliance
Mr Dhanesh Raniga
Director, Campus Life
Ms Nicola Collier-Jackson
Director, Experience and Transformation
Ms Jodie Fielding
Director, Legal Services
Mr Ian Commins
Senior Advisor, Corporate Governance
Ms Michele Britton

To the Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor

Pro Vice Chancellor (Learning and Teaching)
Professor Carol Evans
Dean, Learning Futures
Vacant
Registrar
Ms Kathy Grgic
Academic Director, Griffith Online
Professor Nick Barter
Director, GUMURRII Student Support Unit
Ms Cheryl Godwell-Pepper
University Librarian
Ms Maureen Sullivan

To the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research)

Pro Vice Chancellor (Research)
Professor Andrea Bishop
Director, Office for Research
Dr Ross McLennan
Dean, Research Infrastructure
Professor Michele Burford
Dean, Griffith Graduate Research School
Professor Sue Berners-Price
Director, Griffith Enterprise
Mr Nicholas Mathiou
Executive Director, Institute for Glycomics
Professor Mark von Itzstein

To the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Engagement)

Chief Marketing Officer
Mr Phillip Stork
Director, Development and Alumni
Ms Gillian French
Director, Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue
Dr Brian Adams
Academic Director, Industry Partnerships
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Director, Griffith Sports College
Mr Duncan Free OAM
Editor, Griffith Review
Professor Julianne Schultz

To the Pro Vice Chancellor (Indigenous)

Director, Indigenous Community Engagement, Policy and Partnerships
Professor Boni Robertson
Academic Director, Indigenous Research Unit
Dr Bianca Beetson

To the Vice President (Global)

Director, Griffith International
Ms Heidi Piper
Director (International Marketing)
Mr Rick Chapman
Director, Griffith English Language Institute
Ms Kerry Sutcliffe
Director, Tourism Confucius Institute
Professor Leong Liew

Teaching and learning

Our innovative teaching methods and learning experiences set us apart