Law professor appointed Associate Vice-Chancellor

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

15 September 2009: Australian Catholic University (ACU) has appointed Professor John Devereux to the position of Associate Vice-Chancellor (Brisbane).

A former Rhodes scholar, Professor Devereux is a Barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland and Professor of Law at the University of Queensland. He holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Law from Oxford University and degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Queensland.

Professor Devereux has held a variety of academic appointments around the world and been a Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore, Marquette University in Wisconsin and Boston University.

He has previously served as a Law Reform Commissioner for Queensland and Defence Force Magistrate and is currently a member of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal.

Professor Devereuxs research interests include the law of torts and health law in particular and he is the author of more than 90 articles, books and reports.

Professor Devereux served with the Australian Defence Force in Iraq and was awarded a Bronze Star by the United States Armed Forces for his efforts.

Vice-Chancellor of ACU, Professor Greg Craven, said he was delighted to welcome Professor Devereux to the University.

"John is a dynamic, forward thinking individual with a wealth of experience,”he said. “His commitment to education and learning will be a great asset in leading and nurturing the University’s Brisbane Campus.”

Professor Devereux will be based at the Brisbane Campus and begins his appointment in January 2010.