Professor Tony Foley

Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor (University Experience)
BA; LLM (Hons); Masters Dispute Res. (Distinction); (ANU), PhD (ANU)

The Pro Vice-Chancellor (University Experience) provides leadership of strategic initiatives that promote student and staff equity, Indigenous Reconciliation and improve the quality of the student experience.

The portfolio's key roles are:

  • Supporting students and staff in the creation of an inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible work and study environment;
  • Provide leadership of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) project.
  • Promote Indigenous Reconciliation, including leading initiatives to increase Indigenous student and staff numbers.
  • Enhance the quality of the student experience by providing senior leadership of student services and the student residences.
  • Ensure high-quality student access and equity policies and procedures, including effective interaction with Student Associations and student representatives.
  • Monitor best practice developments in the Australian Learning and Teaching Council. 

Professor Tony Foley commenced as the interim Pro Vice-Chancellor (University Experience) at ANU in July 2019.

Professor Tony Foley is a leading scholar in the areas of institutional responses to criminal wrongdoing and restorative justice. He also conducts empirical research on the legal profession and lawyer well being as leader of the Transition to Practice Research Group (with Vivien Holmes, Stephen Tang) and on legal education. He has published widely in those fields and regularly presents his research at national and international conferences having presented more than 200 papers.

Professor Tony Foley is a passionate teacher whose teaching at ANU draws on the interest and passions of his fellow law academics, experts in Indigenous, environmental and criminal law, and on his own skills as a practicing lawyer to build an innovative clinical program. 

Professor Foley was accepted as a Higher Education Academy Senior Fellow for 'the inherent connectedness of quality assurance and enhancement in your teaching with quality professional practice.'

Professor Tony Foley's teaching awards include:

  • ANU Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning for my 'sustained excellence in implementing the ANU College of Law's clinical legal education program (2014).
  • Australian Award for University Teaching - Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (2014).
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