Fellows

  • Professor Jeanette Baird
     Professor Jeanette Baird
     +675 424 1829
     jbaird@dwu.ac.pg

    Honorary Senior Fellow

    Jeanette Baird is Vice-President, Quality Assurance and Strategic Planning and Professor of Higher Education at Divine Word University in Papua New Guinea. From 2012 to 2015 she was an Adviser to the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology in Papua New Guinea, supporting work on quality assurance and other systematic improvements for the PNG tertiary education sector.

    In 2011 and 2012 she served as the inaugural Executive Director, Regulation and Review at the Australian Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). From 2005 to 2011 Jeanette was an Audit Director with the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) and was AUQA’s Executive Director during the transition period to TEQSA. She has held management and academic positions in several Australian universities as well as management roles in public sector agencies.

  • Professor Anthony Baker
     Professor Anthony Baker
     Tony.Baker@latrobe.edu.au

    Honorary Senior Fellow

    Professor Anthony Baker is the Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Coursework) in the College of Science, Health and Engineering at La Trobe University.  He holds a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry/Crystallography from UNSW and an Honorary Doctorate from Phranakhon Rajabhat University, Bangkok.

    Prior to his current appointment he was Professor of Chemistry and Head of the School of Chemistry and Forensic Science at UTS.

  • Ms Liz Baré
     Ms Liz Baré
     0400 286 519
     lizb@unimelb.edu.au

    Honorary Fellow

    Liz Baré has a deep knowledge and understanding of human resource management, having headed the HR function in three different organisations including an extensive period as Vice-Principal (Human Resources) at the University of Melbourne. In recent years, Liz was Head of Administration at the University of Melbourne, where she was responsible for service delivery of IT, HR, Finance, Research, Marketing, Property and Grounds as well as overseeing a major restructure of administrative service delivery.

    Liz consults to universities in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific on human resources, leadership and management issues.  Liz has research interests in the structure of the academic workforce and academic workload management.

  • Ms Janet Beard
     Ms Janet Beard

    Honorary Senior Fellow

    Janet Beard has more than thirty years of experience in management roles at three Australian universities (The University of Melbourne, La Trobe and The University of Sydney) and undertaken consultancies and reviews of administrative, technical and academic support services in Universities, nationally and internationally (South Pacific, New Zealand and Indonesia).

    Most recently, she has managed and coordinated major change programs at The University of Melbourne to design and implement improved administrative services across the University. Her special interests are in organisational analysis and diagnosis, planning and design, organisational development, continuous business process and system improvement, benefits measurement and tracking, managing diverse stakeholder groups and taking people through a change management process. Her business improvement and change management expertise is informed by a successful track record in managing large and complex faculties as well as university-wide change programs.

  • Professor Warren Bebbington AM
     Professor Warren Bebbington AM

    Honorary Professorial Fellow

    Professor Bebbington AM is a Professorial Fellow of the LH Martin Institute and the Faculty of the VCA and Music at the University of Melbourne, Emeritus Professor of the University of Adelaide and a Visiting Professor of the National Academy of Education Administration in China. He was Ormond Professor of Music at the University 1991-2007, Dean of the Faculty of Music 1992-2005 and later acting Dean of the Faculty of the VCA and Music. A Pro-Vice Chancellor 2006-09 and then Deputy Vice Chancellor (University Affairs) at the University 2009-12, he was Vice Chancellor of the University of Adelaide 2012-17. A musicologist and conductor, he studied at the University of Melbourne, Columbia University and the City University of New York as a Fulbright Scholar and Welsford Smithers Scholar. He holds masters degrees in Arts, Music and Philosophy and his PhD was for a thesis "The Orchestral Conducting Practice of Richard Wagner." A noted lecturer, he won the University's Barbara Falk Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Humanities in 2005, and an ACLT Citation for “30 years of outstanding teaching” in 2008. His publications include the Oxford Companion to Australian Music, A Dictionary of Australian Music (OUP) and editions of Haydn (Bärenreiter) and J.G and C.H. Graun (Garland). On university leadership, teaching and strategic planning he has contributed articles to Times Higher Education and appeared at conferences in Australia, the US, China, and Singapore. His board positions include terms as Chair of AMEB Ltd and AMEB (Vic) Ltd, Chair of Meanjin Ltd, and Chair of Music Committees for the Australia Council. He was a founding board member of ANAM. He was Deputy Chair of Universities Australia 2013-16, Chair of the SA Vice Chancellors Committee and Chair of the SA Tertiary Admissions Centre, 2013-16.

  • Dr Peter Bentley
     Dr Peter Bentley
     peter.bentley@unimelb.edu.au

    Honorary Fellow

    Peter is an Honorary Fellow and works on projects investigating the changing nature of the academic profession, institutional diversity within the university and vocational education sector, university finance and research benchmarking, and course redesign. Peter is also involved in the online teaching for the Masters in Tertiary Education Management and Graduate Certificate in Quality Assurance.

    Prior to joining the LH Martin Institute in 2011, Peter worked as a research associate at the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU). Peter has also worked for Northern Territory Treasury, the Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment, and the Western Australian Department of State Development. Peter has also acted on the steering board for the European Commission’s Erasmus Mundus Quality Assessment Project and is a past president of the Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association’s Oceania Chapter.

  • Professor Gerald Burke
     Professor Gerald Burke
     gerald.burke@monash.edu

    Honorary Principal Fellow

    Professor Gerald Burke undertakes research on employment and on financing, participation and quality in education and training.  He was Executive Director of the Monash University-ACER Centre for the Economics of Education and Training (CEET) until 2008 and now has an adjunct appointment at Monash as a professor in Education.

    His appointments include chair of the Victorian Qualifications Authority and member of the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority.  In 2011 he was on a panel that undertook public consultations on the Victorian review of fees and funding in vocational education and training.

  • Dr Heather Davis
     Dr Heather Davis
     +61 3 9035 8648
     heather.davis@unimelb.edu.au

    Honorary Senior Fellow

    Heather joined the LH Martin Institute in July 2012 and was most recently Program Director of its awards courses. She holds a BBus (RMIT), a Master of Professional Education and Training (Deakin) and a PhD (RMIT).

    Heather’s background is in research management, knowledge work, adult education, librarianship and professional development. Her research interests include university leadership and management, distributed leadership, qualitative inquiry, social complexity theories and e-learning.

  • Associate Professor Stijn Dekeyser
     Associate Professor Stijn Dekeyser
     0466 956 492
     Stijn.Dekeyser@usq.edu.au

    Honorary Senior Fellow

    Stijn Dekeyser is an Associate Professor at the University of Southern Queensland where he was the Head of Department of Mathematics and Computing and is currently the Acting Head of School of Agriculture, Computational and Environmental Sciences.

    After completing his PhD in Computing Science at the University of Antwerp in his native Belgium, Stijn took on a lecturing position in Queensland and gradually broadened his interests to include academic management.  He is the co-developer of the Academic Workload Allocation Management Systems (WAMS) which was subsequently commercialised and is in use in a number of Australian Universities.

  • Rhys Edwards
     Rhys Edwards

    Honorary Senior Fellow

    Rhys is an experienced organisational leader and has worked at the highest levels of the public service for over 16 years. He is passionate about great leadership in organisations and has driven reform agendas across many areas of government. He has a strong background in governance, central agency leadership, energy policy, industry development and major project facilitation.

    Rhys was Secretary for the Tasmanian Department of Premier and Cabinet for six years from 2008 to 2014. In that role he was also Secretary to Cabinet and the Tasmanian Senior Official for the Council of Australian Governments (COAG). Through this period he was involved in reforming the State Service through a period of intense budget challenge following the GFC as well as participating in national reforms including health, disability and education.

  • Mr Bernard Griffiths
     Mr Bernard Griffiths
     0412 452 147
     dripstone1@bigpond.com

    Honorary Senior Fellow

    Bernard's vision is to guide, facilitate and support learning organisations to achieve improved outcomes. Achievement is through both his own consultancy business "Dripstone" and a number of senior career assignments. Bernard is a management practitioner at heart with strong cross industry experience.

    His management approach brings an applied sense of academic rigour and discipline, drawn through a Masters of Business from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

    At a strategic and operational level, a depth of knowledge and skills comes from over 25 years of managing hospitals and healthcare services, working with boards and with direct responsibility for strategy, service budgets, associated staffing and infrastructure responsibilities.

  • Dr Tom Kennie
     Dr Tom Kennie
     +44 7956 677860
     tkennie@ranmore.co.uk

    Honorary Senior Fellow

    Based in the UK, Tom works globally and brings with him wide-ranging international perspectives to our work.  He has considerable experience in senior level leadership development having co-created (with Professor Robin Middlehurst) the UK's Top Management Programme for HE as well as the International Association of Universities 'Leading Globally Engaged Universities' programme.

    Over the past 2 years we have partnered with Tom on his 'Global Challenges: Global Insights' programme which provides an opportunity for senior HE leaders to engage with their counterparts in other countries.

  • Professor Vin Massaro
     Professor Vin Massaro
     +61 3 8344 1911
     vin.massaro@unimelb.edu.au

    Honorary Professorial Fellow

    Professor Vin Massaro (BA, PhD, FAICD) has worked in senior educational management and policy positions in unversities and government, and as a consultant and advisor in Australia and internationally. He has also been Chairman and a member of several company boards, is currently a member of the Board of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists and has recently completed terms as a member of the Board of Northern Health, one of the Victorian Metropolitan Health Regions.

    In addition to his position at the Martin Institute, Vin is currently Managing Director of Massaro Consulting, specialising in higher education and health workforce projects. He is also a Professorial Fellow in the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education.

  • Professor V. Lynn Meek
     Professor V. Lynn Meek
     + 61 3 8344 0756
     vmeek@unimelb.edu.au

    Honorary Professorial Fellow

    Professor and Foundation Director of the LH Martin Institute, Lynn was previously Professor and Director of the Centre for Higher Education Management and Policy at the University of New England. Having completed a PhD in the sociology of higher education at the University of Cambridge, he has more than three decades experience researching higher education policy issues.

    Specific research interests include governance and management, research management, diversification of higher education institutions and systems, institutional amalgamations, organisational change, and comparative study of higher education systems.

  • Professor Peter Noonan
     Professor Peter Noonan

    Honorary Senior Fellow

    Professor Peter Noonan has played a major role in shaping policy in Australia’s tertiary education and training systems over the past two decades as a policy adviser, senior executive in and consultant to federal and state governments, universities, higher education providers, and TAFE institutes and in major reviews.

    Peter’s major areas of expertise are in tertiary education policy, funding and regulation.He has held a number of senior appointments in education and training portfolios at both state and national levels. He was a member of the Expert Panel for the Review of Australian Higher Education (Bradley Review) in 2008 and in 2010 undertook a Review of Post-Secondary Education for the Queensland State Government.

  • Dr Ruth Schubert
     Dr Ruth Schubert
     ruth.schubert@unimelb.edu.au

    Honorary Senior Fellow

    Ruth Schubert was a member of the  LH Martin Institute from 2014 until 2018. Ruth began as a Program Director, VET and was subsequently appointed Associate Director. Ruth was previously the Director, Business Transformation with TAFE SA, and was asked to take on the role at a critical mid-way point in the change process involving the three separate South Australian TAFE Institutes becoming one organisation under a statutory authority. The transformation involved the realignment of over 2,500 staffing positions, major business improvement projects, and management of internal and external consultants. The reinvention of TAFE SA as a statutory authority was an integral part of the Skills for All reforms.

    Ruth has experience in private RTOs, the schooling sector, universities, and most recently 15 years in executive positions in TAFE Institutes. Ruth has had several stints as A/Managing Director, TAFE SA Regional. Ruth was instrumental in the process of TAFE SA Regional winning the State and National 2011 Large Training Provider of the year. Ruth’s considerable expertise in the Vocational and Training Sector includes executive education and corporate roles.

  • Emeritus Professor Steven Schwartz AM
     Emeritus Professor Steven Schwartz AM
     0499 499 566
     steven.schwartz@unimelb.edu.au

    Honorary Senior Fellow

    Emeritus Professor Steven Schwartz AM is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Independent Studies and Board Director at several companies.

    He has held academic positions in the USA, the UK and Australia, and has served as vice chancellor of three universities: Macquarie University in Sydney, Brunel University in London, and Murdoch University in Perth. In 2004.

  • Mr Mark Warburton
     Mr Mark Warburton
     0412 783 666
     warbcass@gmail.com

    Honorary Senior Fellow

    Mark Warburton currently works part time as a consultant on projects involving public policy and research on tertiary education and social services.

    Mark was the Principal Analyst for Universities Australia during 2015 and prior to that he had over 30 years of experience in the Australian Public Service.

  • Dr Stephen Weller
     Dr Stephen Weller

    Honorary Senior Fellow

    Dr Weller is Chief Operating Officer & Deputy Vice-Chancellor and a member of the Senior Executive Group at Australian Catholic University. In his role Dr Weller leads the Corporate Services Portfolio which is critical to the achievement of the strategic and operational priorities of the University. It includes infrastructure; information technology; properties and facilities; marketing and external relations; academic registrar and student administration; human resources; finance; planning & strategic management; and governance and general counsel. Dr Weller is also responsible for providing effective corporate governance through the University Senate and Company in his role as Company Secretary.

  • Professor Leesa Wheelahan
     Professor Leesa Wheelahan
     leesa.wheelahan@utoronto.ca

    Honorary Senior Fellow

    Leesa Wheelahan was the Associate Professor at the LH Martin Institute for Tertiary Education Leadership and Management at the University of Melbourne. She is now the William G Davis Chair in Community College Leadership at the University of Toronto.

    Leesa has published widely on lifelong learning, tertiary education policy, student equity, recognition of prior learning, credit-transfer and student articulation between the sectors of post-compulsory education and training, cross-sectoral relations between the VET and higher education sectors, and the role of theoretical knowledge in curriculum.