Executive Roles


Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Bath Spa University, 2012-17

  • Increased turnover from £50M (2011-12) to over £80M (2017-18), student numbers from 5,500 to 7,500, international students from 1% to 15%, Post Graduate from 6% to 15%
  • Oversaw £120M development of teaching and residential accommodation
  • Net assets grown from £45 to £75 million. 


Dean of Arts and Scoial Sciences, City University London, 2009-12

  • Restructured 9 departments into 6 with 3000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, 200 PhD students, over 300 staff and joint budget of > £25M
  • Streamlined administration saving 20 administrative and 35 academic staff 

Dean of Humanities, Macquarie University, 2003-'04 & 2005-09

  • Division of 7 departments, 3000 students, 540 research students.
  • 3 major university museums, 12 centres and 10 philanthropic foundations.
  • Led IRUA network Europe Centre ($A1M EU funding).
  • Led EU/AU funded exchange programme of Bachelor of Global Citizenship.

Professor of Media Theory, University of Utrecht, 2004-05

  • Managed teaching and research in Institute of 1000 students.
  • Led major FP 7 bid, 'Media and Citizenship', €1.25M, involving Utrecht and Paris 3, LSE, Orebro and Bielefeld universities, Reuters, BBC World Trust and Al Jazeera

Head School, Creative Communication, University of Canberra, 2001-03

  • Managed teaching and research in School of 1000 undergraduate and postgraduate students with a focus on practice based creative research in new media and music


Visiting Professor, Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey ITESM, Mexico, 1999-01

  • Instituted and established exchanges between ITESM and University of Canberra.

  • Developed and implemented APEC Ambassador’s seminar series to increase awareness of

    APEC issues and organised major festivals and seminars for Australian Embassy