Bettina Cass AO, BA, PhD, FASSA

b. 1940
Dean of the Faculty of Arts, 1996–2001

Dean of the Faculty of Arts, 1996–2001

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Sydney-born, Bettina Cass completed her degrees at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

After lecturing and holding a senior research fellowship at UNSW, Cass joined the Social Work department at Sydney in 1984 as associate professor, Social Policy. In 1990 she was appointed to a personal chair in Sociology and Social Policy. From 2001 to 2002 she held the chair of Australian Studies in the Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, following which she returned to the Sociology and Social Policy department at Sydney.

She was appointed dean to succeed P. Crittenden. In 2005 she retired from Sydney and was subsequently appointed professorial fellow at the Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW. She had been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1990.

Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW