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Prof Brenda Cherednichenko

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Executive Dean

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

Office of the Exec. Dean A&E

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

Biography

Brenda is currently Executive Dean Arts and Education at Deakin University which includes the Institute of Koorie Education, School of Communication and Creative Arts, School of Education, and the School of Humanities and Social Science.  Her previous roles include the Executive Dean Faculty of Education and Arts and University Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Engagement, Equity and Indigenous at Edith Cowan University (2007-2011) where she was concurrently Associate Dean, International (2010) and Acting Head, Kurongkurl Katitjin (2008).  Prior to working in Western Australia, Brenda was Director Access and Success, Victoria University (2006-2007), and Head, School of Education, Victoria University (2003-2006).

With a background in the social sciences, early childhood, school and community education, teacher education Brenda’s research has focused on educational equity and community-university partnerships for improved educational opportunity and socially just outcomes.  She is widely published and has lead research and development partnerships with communities and schools in Australia and with international partners, often with Indigenous Australian leaders and communities to enhance educational and social experiences for young people.

Brenda is Chair of the Australian Fulbright Commission Victorian Selection Committee, a Director of the Origin Foundation Board and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of the Australian College of Educators and a member of several international peer review journal editorial committees.  She was Chair of the ERA 2015 Review Evaluation Committee for Education and Human Society, is immediate past President of the Australian Council of Deans of Education and a Fulbright Senior Scholar (2008).

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Biography summary

Brenda is currently Executive Dean Arts and Education at Deakin University which includes the Institute of Koorie Education, School of Communication and Creative Arts, School of Education, and the School of Humanities and Social Science. Brenda is Chair of the Australian Fulbright Commission Victorian Selection Committee, a Director of the Origin Foundation Board and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of the Australian College of Educators and a member of several international peer review journal editorial committees.  She was Chair of the ERA 2015 Review Evaluation Committee for Education and Human Society, is immediate past President of the Australian Council of Deans of Education and a Fulbright Senior Scholar (2008).

Publications

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Grants

Other Public Sector Funding

Moving beyond 'acts of faith': effective scholarships for equity students

Dr Nadine Zacharias, Prof Brenda Cherednichenko

  • 2015: $29,700

Industry and Other Funding

Performance Monitoring, Result-Based Management and Result-Based Lending Modalities

A/Prof Indika Liyanage, Prof Christine Ure, Prof Brenda Cherednichenko, Dr Laura Gurney

  • 2017: $65,193

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2016

Deonne Basaraba

Thesis entitled: FASD: From Isolation to Inclusion in Australian Schools

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), Institute of Koorie Education

2015

Rosemary Anne Lever

Thesis entitled: Economic and Social Opportunity: The Changing Lives of Aboriginal Victorians

Master of Arts, School of Humanities and Social Sciences