The University of Sydney has 16 faculties, each of which belongs to an academic division.
Each faculty is headed by a dean: a scholar and administrator who manages the faculty and represents it in University-wide decision-making. A historical list of deans is available on the Senate website.
Here is a list of the current faculty deans.
- Division of Architecture and Creative Arts
- Division of Business
- Division of Engineering and Information Technologies
- Division of Health Sciences
- Division of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Division of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy
- Division of Natural Sciences
Professor John Redmond
BA CSAD MA(RCA) RCA DipID(Eng) CSAD, FRSA AADM FDIA
Appointed September 2010
Much of Professor Redmond’s work has been in industry-based research and practice, focusing on industrial design but also covering communications design and the design of environments.
Professor Colin Rhodes
BA Lond MA PhD Essex
Professor Rhodes writes and lectures widely on modern art, primitivism and outsider art.
His areas of academic expertise include modern and contemporary art; outsider art; drawing; painting; sculpture; art and design in higher education; research in art and design; twentieth-century and contemporary art history and theory; modernism; expressionism; and outsider art.
Dr Karl Kramer
BME Temple MM Yale DMA MSM
Dr. Karl Kramer comes to the University of Sydney Conservatorium of Music after holding the position as professor of music and director of the University of Illinois School of Music for ten years. Prior to that, he served as dean of the Purchase Conservatory of Music at the State University of New York and Dean of Music at the New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida.
Professor Gregory Whitwell
BEc (Hons) Monash PhD Melbourne
Professor Gregory Whitwell is Dean of the University of Sydney Business School. His past appointments include high-profile leadership roles across the academic sector, including Professor of Marketing and Senior Deputy Dean of the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales, and Deputy Dean and Director (Graduate School of Business and Economics) in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne.
Professor Archie Johnston
PhD H-W, FTSE FIEAust EngExec FICE FAICD
Professor Johnston is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Engineers Australia, and the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Professor Kathryn Refshauge
MBiomedE PhD UNSW DipPhty GradDipManipTher Cumb
Professor Refshauge is an internationally recognised leader in research in musculoskeletal injury, in particular sports injuries, back pain and neck pain. She is a board member of Sports Medicine Australia, and a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists Association and the NSW Population and Health Services Research Committee.
Professor Duncan Ivison
BA McGill MSc PhD LSE
Professor Ivison's areas of academic expertise include political theory, the history of political thought and ethics.
Associate Professor Fran Waugh (Acting)
BSW UNSW PhD GradCertHighE Sydney
Associate Professor Waugh's research expertise in in the areas of safety and well-being of children, violence against women and children
and knowledge building in social work practice and education.
Professor Joellen Riley
BA MA LLB PhD Sydney BCL Oxf DipMgt MGSM
Professor Joellen Riley has been teaching and researching in the field of employment and labour law since 1998. Professor Riley is a Fellow of the Commercial Law Association and since 2008, she has been a co-editor of the Australian Journal of Labour Law.
Professor Chris Peck
MScDent Sydney PhD BrCol GradDipScMed (Pain) Sydney, GAIC
Professor Peck's areas of academic expertise include jaw function and oro-facial pain.
Professor Bruce Robinson
MD BS MSc Sydney, FRACP
Professor Robinson is an endocrinologist and is the head of the Cancer Genetics Unit at the Kolling Institute of Medical Research, Royal North Shore Hospital.
His areas of academic expertise include thyroid disease; endocrinology; and endocrine tumours.
Professor Jill White
BEd SCAE MEd PhD Sydney AssDipNEd Cumb, RN RM
Professor White is a registered nurse and midwife and president of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Board.
Her areas of academic expertise include curriculum development of nurses and midwives; the effects on practice of organisational reform; health policy; professional regulation (registration and accreditation); health services management; new models of care, including models of primary health care; and nursing and midwifery practice.
Professor Iqbal Ramzan
MSc PhD Sydney DipPharm CIT(NZ)
Professor Ramzan is a registered pharmacist and a Fellow of Senate.
His areas of academic expertise include pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs; herbal medicines; drug assays; drug metabolism; pharmaceutics; and anaesthesia.
Professor Mark Adams
BSc PhD Melbourne
Professor Adams is a passionate advocate of 'conservation through use'.
His areas of academic expertise include conservation, agriculture, natural resources, food, environment, climate change, carbon balance, ecosystems, bioremediation, soil, acidity, alinity, sodicity, nutrient improverishment, water, fire and bushfires.
Professor Trevor Hambley
BSc UWA PhD Adelaide, FRACI CChem
Professor Hambley is the elected president of the Council of the Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, the peak international body in this area.
He is leading the development of new methods for monitoring and modifying the distribution of anticancer drugs in solid tumours and new methods for identifying and targeting tumours.
Professor Rosanne Taylor
BVSc DipVetClinStud PhD GradCertHighE Sydney
Professor Taylor is interested in inherited neurological disease in animals and exploring new strategies for therapy. She is a consultant to OBTL project, City University, Hong Kong, a Graduate Certificate Mentor and a VSAAC accreditation team member.
Additional new research directions include lactation biology (BMC Genomics) and veterinary higher education.