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
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research)
Professor Andrea Bishop
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Engagement)
Professor Martin Betts
Vice President (Corporate Services)
Mr Peter Bryant
Pro Vice Chancellor (Business)
Professor David Grant
Pro Vice Chancellor (Arts, Education and Law)
Professor Paul Mazerolle
Pro Vice Chancellor
Ms Linda O'Brien
Pro Vice Chancellor (Health)
Professor Sheena Reilly
Pro Vice Chancellor (Sciences)
Professor Andrew T Smith
Vice President (Global)
Professor Sarah Todd

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 Paul Mazerolle
Dean (Academic)
Professor Ruth Bereson
Dean (Research)
Professor Gerry Docherty
Dean (Learning and Teaching)
Professor Robert Ellis
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 Scott Harrison

* 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 Ross Guest
Dean (Engagement)
Professor Anne Tiernan
Heads of Departments
Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics

Professor Mark Brimble

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 Robyn Hollander

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
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 Debra Anderson

School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Professor Andrew Davey

* 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 Bela Stantic

Vice President (Corporate Services)
Mr Peter Bryant
Chief Financial Officer
Ms Michelle Clarke
Chief Digital Officer
Mr Thomas King
Director, Analytics, Planning and Data
Mr Ben Spragge (acting)
Director, Audit, Risk and Compliance
Mr Dhanesh Raniga
Director, Campus Life
Ms Nicola Collier-Jackson
Director, Customer Experience
Ms Jodie Fielding
Director, Legal Services
Mr Ian Commins
Director, People and Wellbeing
Mr Ken Greedy
Director, Transformation
Ms Cassy Kowaltzke
Head, Corporate Governance
Ms Michele Britton

To the Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor

Academic Registrar
Ms Kathy Grgic
Dean (Learning Futures)
Professor Alf Lizzio
Dean (Learning and Student Outcomes)
Associate Professor Michelle Whitford
Academic Director, Griffith Online
Professor Nick Barter

To the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research)

Pro Vice Chancellor (Research)
Professor Andrea Bishop
Dean, Griffith Graduate Research School
Professor Sue Berners-Price
Dean, Research Infrastructure
Professor Michele Burford
Director, Griffith Enterprise
Mr Nicholas Mathiou
Executive Director, Institute for Glycomics
Professor Mark von Itzstein
Director, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
Professor Jan Palutikof

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
Professor Michael Powell
Academic Director, Indigenous Education and Research
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Dean (Indigenous Strategy and Education)
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Director, GUMURRII Student Support Unit
Ms Cheryl Godwell-Pepper
Director, Griffith Sports College
Mr Duncan Free OAM
Editor, Griffith Review
Professor Julianne Schultz

To the Pro Vice Chancellor

Director, Library and Learning Services
Ms Maureen Sullivan
Director, Indigenous Community Engagement, Policy and Partnerships
Professor Boni Robertson

To the Vice President (Global)

Director,  Griffith International
Ms Heidi Piper
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