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Professor Liz Johnson

Liz leads Deakin University's ambitious Education and Employability strategy, including the drive to premium digital learning and student experience. Her portfolio includes Indigenous Strategy, Academic Governance and Standards, Graduate Employment, Faculty Services, Student Services, the Library, Deakin Learning Futures, the Dean of Students, and the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE).
Deakin University
Job Title
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic

Liz is also currently leading the restructure of Deakin’s student and faculty administrative divisions.

As Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education from 2019-2021, Liz steered teaching and learning at Deakin through the disruption of the COVID pandemic, building from extensive projects on Deakin’s online learning environment, teaching innovation and course development and staff capability for learning and teaching.

She has led whole-of-institution curriculum reform projects at Deakin University and La Trobe University and nationally funded projects, including Successful WIL in Science, on work-integrated learning in science faculties, funded by the Office of the Chief Scientist of Australia and the Department of Education and Training.

Liz was the founding Director of the Australian Council of Deans of Science’s Teaching and Learning Centre. Her leadership has been recognised through a National Teaching Fellowship, national and institutional awards and competitive grants.

Liz trained as a plant biochemist and taught university biochemistry for over 30 years. She now researches and publishes in areas associated with curriculum renewal, work-integrated learning and digital credentialing.