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Dean's Office

The Dean’s office provides strategic management and key administrative support for professional and academic staff.


The Dean, Ms Lyn Farrell has substantial management responsibility and brings to the role a track record of strategic and operational leadership. These capabilities complement a commitment to actively promote the Faculty and University both locally and internationally. The Dean is responsible for providing strategic leadership and effective management in the planning and delivery of outcomes aligned with ECU strategic priorities and the Faculty Operational Plan.

Associate Dean

The role of the Associate Dean Academic Programs, Associate Professor Wendy Giles, combines the duties of a Head of School and Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning.  This includes line management of academic staff (management for performance). The Associate Dean signs all documents requiring Head of School approval or endorsement. These may be academic matters (e.g. marks submission, examination paper submission, plagiarism); staffing (e.g. workloads, contracts, applications for promotion, study leave, teaching awards, conference leave); student progress (e.g. withdrawals, advanced standing, student appeals) or expenditure related to the teaching programs (texts, teaching resources).

The Associate Dean works closely with the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Teaching and Learning and the Centre for Learning and Development to ensure that university learning and teaching strategies are in place within our faculty and consistent with best practice across the university. The Associate Dean is available to students or staff seeking advice about university policies related to teaching and learning. 

Faculty Manager

The Faculty Manager, Sue Warner, is the most senior administrative position in the Faculty providing support and advice to the Dean in the management of Faculty business and operations.  This position is part of the faculty senior management team and is involved in strategic management, business and financial planning, governance, human resource management, compliance, marketing stakeholder management and public relations and the implementation and monitoring of plans, strategies and objectives.  The position provides leadership to professional staff throughout the faculty, provides the primary interface with other areas within the University and represents and promotes the faculty across a range of issues

Contact the Dean's Office

Faculty of Regional Professional Studies
Edith Cowan University

Telephone: 134 ECU

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