Office of PVC (Learning Futures)

Professor Simon BarrieSimon Barrie

Welcome to the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning Futures). The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning Futures) reports to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), is a member of the University Executive, and is responsible for providing senior level leadership of the University's learning and teaching strategic and action plans.

Professor Simon Barrie is the inaugural Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning Futures) here at Western. He is responsible for leadership of strategic educational innovation and collaboration to shape the University's commitment to ensuring its students fulfill their potential to become influential global citizen-scholars in a new technology-enabled world.  His expertise is in innovatively engaging university communities to deliver new ways to enact the 'idea of the university' in a rapidly changing world. Professor Barrie has worked in the field of Higher Education for 25 years and is an award-winning teacher with an international reputation for his research on the transformative potential of higher education.  He has led major national research and development projects to support Australian universities in the renewal of their educational programs to meet the needs of a new generation of learners and the demands of an uncertain future in today's radically disrupted world of work.  His work links the learning demands of the new knowledge economy with educational innovation in new learning ecosystems, using the mechanisms of academic development and collaborative institutional leadership of transformative educational change. Prior to joining Western Sydney University, Professor Barrie was Director of Teaching and Learning at the University of Sydney.

The Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning Futures) comprises of:

Contact us

Ms Jacqueline Simoni, Executive Assistant to the PVC (Learning Transformations)

Werrington: (02) 9678 7874 / Parramatta: (02) 9685 9658.