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Dean's Office

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. 

Team Leader 

The Faculty Team Leader is responsible for the management of the day-to-day operations of the faculty office, offering administrative support to academic  and other staff in the faculty.  In liaison with senior staff  the Team Leader contributes to the development and implementation of strategies, programs, initiatives and standards to ensure that the faculty delivers effective support to staff which in turn will create a positive experience for students.

Contact the Dean's Office

Faculty of Regional Professional Studies
Edith Cowan University

Telephone: 134 ECU

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