Deputy President, Academic Board

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

Associate Professor 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, Academic Board Programs Committee, Academic Board Advisory Committee and chairs the Program Review Committee.

Graham also chairs the TELT Advisory Committee, the Postgraduate Re-Enrolment Appeals Committee and the UNSW ACIS Program Board. He was also a member of the Australian Radio Film and Television School Academic Board and Academic Standards and Quality Committee from 2012 to 2018.

Graham was Associate Dean (Academic) in the UNSW Art and Design Faculty 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 was Head of the School of Art History and Theory at the UNSW Art and Design Faculty between 1992-1995 and 2001-2003.

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.

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, the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence for contributions to student learning in 2011 and the Australian Council of Art and Design Schools Lifelong Fellowship Award in 2017.


Contact details:

Location and Contact Details

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

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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 2019)