Our people

Learn from professional creatives

Learn more about the Faculty of Arts and Education staff and find out about the faculty leadership empowering our students, staff and partners to work toward positive change.

Meet the Faculty of Arts and Education Dean

Professor Simon Tormey was appointed Executive Dean of Arts and Education in 2023, coming from the position of Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law at the University of Bristol. Previously he was Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Sydney.

An internationally renowned academic in political sociology, organisational studies, social theory and the history of ideas, he is the author or co-author of seven books and over 60 scholarly articles, with work translated into nine languages.

Our mission is to create positive impact to benefit individuals and communities, organisations and industries locally and globally. Our scholars are passionate about teaching and research, and partner on projects that advance society, culture and the economy while enabling a sustainable world and improving health and wellbeing.

Professor Simon Tormey

Executive Dean of Arts and Education


Executive Dean
Professor Simon Tormey

Associate Dean (Partnerships and International)
Associate Professor Victoria Duckett

Associate Dean (Research)
Professor Andrea Witcomb

Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)
Professor Amanda Mooney

Study with us

We're at the forefront of teaching, creating, sustainability, social development and fostering cutting-edge research and discovery. We inspire, inform, enhance creativity and enable positive change through progressive learning experiences for our students.

Research staff

The Faculty of Arts and Education is home to over 15 specialist research centres and groups. We are a passionate, collaborative community of researchers that have access to inspiring world-class facilities. We contribute new ideas that make a lasting impact across teaching and education, humanities and social sciences, communication and creative arts.

Research institutes and centre staff

Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation
Alfred Deakin Professor Fethi Mansouri

Research for Educational Impact
Alfred Deakin Professor Julianne Moss

Deakin Motion Lab
Professor Stefan Greuter and Associate Professor Victoria Duckett

Centre for Regenerating Futures
Associate Professor Peta White and Dr Jo Raphael

Advancing Rural, Regional Culture and Society
Professor Emily Potter, Professor Kristy Hess and Dr Gabi Mocatta

Asian Media, Culture and Society
Professor Sean Redmond and Dr Jian Xu

Critical Digital Infrastructures and Interfaces
Associate Professor Toija Cinque and Dr Luke Heemsbergen

Contact us

If you have any questions about studying our arts or education courses, our knowledgeable advisers are available to speak to you one-on-one.

Domestic students
1800 693 888
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International students
+61 3 9918 9188
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