Professor Grady Venville

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education)
BSc, GradDipEd (UWA) & GradDipSc, PhD (Curtin)

As Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) at the Australian National University, Professor Grady Venville has executive responsibility for special educational initiatives within the academic portfolio.

The portfolio's key roles are to:

  • Enhance quality and standards in education, including innovation in program development and delivery
  • Facilitate, promote and recognise excellence in University teaching and learning
  • Nurture and recognise student and staff achievements in education

Current priorities include:

  • Provision of mentorship, training and/or professional development to ensure our teaching staff have the opportunity to excel
  • Enhancing University's teaching and learning spaces and practices

Professor Venville has a Bachelor of Science and a Graduate Diploma of Education from the University of Western Australia, and a Graduate Diploma in Science Education (Distinction) and PhD in Science Education from Curtin University.   Career highlights have included a post-doctoral appointment at King's College London; being appointed the inaugural Professor of Science Education in 2007, and Dean of Coursework Studies in 2013, at the University of Western Australia; and a three-year appointment to the Australian Research Council College of Experts.

Professor Venville's research in science education focuses on conceptual development, curriculum integration and cognitive acceleration.  Grady has made a lifelong commitment to teaching and education. A central belief underpinning everything she does is that high quality education is critical not only for human development but also for a healthy and peaceful society.

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