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Professor Carolyn Evans

Professor Carolyn Evans

Vice-Chancellor and President, Griffith University
Board Member, Open Universities Australia

Current Positions

Vice-Chancellor and President, Griffith University
Board Member, Open Universities Australia

Previous Positions

Dean, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne
Hon. Sec., Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee (Victoria)
Board Member, State Library of Victoria
Chair, Council of Australian Law Deans

Professor Carolyn Evans is Vice-Chancellor and President of Griffith University in Queensland. She is a regular commentator on higher education issues. Prior to her appointment to this role in early 2019, Carolyn was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (international and Graduate) and Deputy Provost at the University of Melbourne and Dean of Law.

Carolyn has degrees in Arts and Law from Melbourne University and a doctorate from Oxford University where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. She was also awarded a Fulbright Senior Fellowship which allowed her to undertake research in the UK. Carolyn works on issues of constitutional law, human rights and international law. She is an internationally recognised expert on religious freedom and the relationship between law and religion and has spoken on these topics in the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, China, Greece, Vietnam, India, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Malaysia, Nepal and Australia. She also works in the area of education policy, including academic freedom and free speech on campuses.

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