Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic)

Denise Kirkpatrick

Professor Denise Kirkpatrick

Professor Denise Kirkpatrick has been appointed as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) at the Western Sydney University. Professor Kirkpatrick commenced her appointment in January 2015.

A highly regarded academic and educational leader, Professor Kirkpatrick was previously Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience) at the University of Adelaide. Professor Kirkpatrick holds a PhD and is recognised internationally for her scholarly contributions in the fields of technology enhanced learning and quality assurance in higher education.

Professor Kirkpatrick has been at the forefront of developing strategies to enhance teaching and learning at many of Australia's leading universities, as well as Open University UK. She has led many major projects designed to invigorate the academic program and improve the student experience. In particular, Professor Kirkpatrick's expertise in open, e-learning and distance education will be invaluable in leading the University's academic program and launching Western Sydney University Online.

Contact the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic)

Talita Ottoson
Senior Executive Assistant
Email: t.ottoson@westernsydney.edu.au
Telephone: (02) 9683 8116.