Deputy President, Academic Board

Deputy President of the Academic BoardDeputy President of the Academic Board
Associate Professor Graham Forsyth
BA (Hons)(Sydney)

Graham Forsyth has been Deputy President of the Academic Board since 2014 and a member of the Board between 2000-2002, 2008-2010 and from 2012 to the present.  He is a member of the University Academic Quality Committee, University Academic Programs Committee, Academic Board Advisory Committee and University Medal Committee. He chairs the Academic Program Review Working Group responsible for oversight of the University’s main process for assuring the quality of its programs.

Graham also chairs the Pathways Working Group, the TELT Advisory Committee and the Postgraduate Re-Enrolment Appeals Committee. He is also a member of the Australian Radio Film and Television School Academic Board and Academic Standards and Quality Committee.  

Graham was Associate Dean (Academic) in the Faculty of Art and Design between 2003-2016 and played a significant role in enhancing education and the student experience in this Faculty and in educational and curriculum reform across the University.

Graham has been working at UNSW since 1991. He has made a significant contribution to the academic governance at UNSW, including serving on a number of Faculty and University academic committees and leading the review of several academic programs, and playing a significant role in reform of undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum in the University.

Graham was Head of the School of Art History and Theory at the UNSW Faculty of Art and Design between 1992-1995 and 2001-2003.

Graham’s scholarship is focussed around educational practice in the creative arts, and he has led the most significant national study on studio teaching, funded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council and has chaired the organising committee of two major conferences on design education.

Graham was awarded the ALTC Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (“For achieving real change within the College of Fine Arts and the university through sustained and innovative leadership that cultivates excellence in learning and teaching”) in 2009 and the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence for contributions to student learning, in 2011.

Contact details:

Location and Contact Details

Phone+61 2 9385 2393  LocationRoom 202
   Level 2 Chancellery Building
   UNSW Sydney, Kensington 2052

Staff Contacts





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Associate Professor Graham Forsyth Deputy President, Academic Board 

T: +61 2 8936 0778



Misha PavelkovaExecutive Assistant

T: +61 2 9385 2393









 (March 2017)