Deputy Vice Chancellor Education
The Deputy Vice Chancellor Education oversees the entire student lifecycle, from accessing pathways and transition to higher education through to graduation. The DVC Education embraces the JCU Strategic Intent that states ‘students are at the heart of our university and we inspire them to make a difference in their fields of endeavour and in their communities’. The DVC Education strives to create a student experience and environment that is equitable and accessible, empowered by place and engaged with our communities, and focused on student journey and success.
The DVC Education endeavours to create an outstanding academic, social and cultural virtual and physical learning environment that promotes a sense of belonging, and also equips students to make significant contributions to local, national and global communities.
Professor Maree Dinan-Thompson was appointed to the role of DVC Education in May 2020. Her responsibilities include the portfolios of Domestic Pathways, the Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement Directorate, the Student Services Directorate, the Library and Information Services Directorate and the Education Division. Professor Dinan-Thompson has key responsibilities in academic governance, student experience and support, equity strategies, and, learning and teaching including digital transformations and academic development.
Maree’s research and expertise lies in curriculum development and implementation, assessment design and literacy, teacher agency and curriculum change. Maree has also engaged in Indigenous games research, and pedagogical approaches in Catholic Education. She completed her doctoral studies in health and physical education at University of Queensland and has served on State and National curriculum authorities and is an active member in various professional associations. She is a Fellow of the Australian Council of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
Professor Maree Dinan-Thompson