Prof Barbara Evans
With commitments to improving graduate education in a global context, quality assurance, national and international benchmarking, and sharing of best research higher degree practice, Barbara has been a keynote speaker at conferences in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia. She has been Convener of Deans and Directors of Graduate Studies of Universitas 21 (an international network of research intensive universities) and of the Australian Deans and Directors of Graduate Studies. Barbara is also a key member of two global networks – the ‘Strategic Leaders’ Global Summits on Graduate Education’, hosted through the US Council of Graduate Schools, and ‘Global Forces and Forms of Change in Doctoral Education’, organized through the ‘Center for Innovation and Research in Graduate Education’ at the University of Washington.
Originally a zoologist, Barbara’s research resulted in many refereed publications and she is author and editor of three award-winning Australian Biology textbooks, each now in their fourth edition. She is also an Olympian, and was the leading Australian competitor in Gymnastics at the Tokyo Olympic Games 1964 and the World Gymnastics Championships in Germany 1966.