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ACU Terri Joiner

Professor Therese Joiner

Executive Dean

Professor Joiner leads ACU’s Faculty of Business and Law. An expert in management and higher education administration, Professor Joiner previously headed Federation University’s Federation Business School, Monash University’s School of Business and Economics, and La Trobe University’s School of Management.


Professor Patrick Keyzer

Associate Dean Research

Professor Patrick Keyzer is the Associate Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Law and Business, in addition to being Dean of the Thomas More Law School. A barrister specialising in constitutional law and human rights, Professor Keyzer has appeared as counsel in most of Australia’s superior courts, including the High Court. He has also led communications to the United Nations Human Rights Committee and maintains an active international human rights practice. Patrick was President of the Australasian Law Teachers Association in 2015-6 and has previously served in senior roles in three other Australian law schools.


Dr. Bhavani Sridharan

Doctor Bhavani Sridharan

Head of Learning and Teaching, Governance and Accreditation

Dr. Bhavani Sridharan has extensive transnational experience in working with many higher education business faculties, including Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad), Massey University (New Zealand), Monash University and Deakin University. A former CRADLE (The Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning, Deakin University) scholar, Dr. Sridharan’s research interests are in assuring graduate capabilities, analytics, assessment, feedback, student engagement and retention, and quality in higher education.

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