Professor Richard Johnstone

BA (Newc NSW) PhD (Camb)

Professor Richard Johnstone
Executive Director
The Carrick Institute

About Professor Johnstone

Prof Richard Johnstone

Professor Richard Johnstone was appointed Executive Director of The Carrick Institute in 2005 and took up the role on 28 November of that year.

Richard is a graduate of the University of Newcastle in NSW and Cambridge University. He has lectured in English Literature in universities in Australia and the UK, and has subsequently held a range of senior university appointments including:

- Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Charles Sturt University;

- Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Support) at the University of Sydney; and

- Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) at the University of Technology, Sydney.

In addition to his university management roles, Professor Johnstone has been closely involved in a range of policy and planning initiatives in relation to teaching and learning in universities, both nationally and internationally.

He was a member of the Australian Universities Teaching Committee from 2000 to 2004 and its predecessor body, the Committee for University Teaching and Staff Development, from 1997.

He is a member of the Board of Graduate Careers Australia and has chaired GCA's Survey Reference Group which oversees the national Course Experience Questionnaire and Graduation Destination Survey.

Professor Johnstone was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2001 for his contribution to Australian higher education.