Faculty leadership team

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UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture brings together a leadership team as diverse as the faculty itself. Together, we are equipped with the expertise, creativity and problem-solving skills required to tackle society’s most pressing problems relating to people, place and cultures. 

Executive Team

Heads of School

Michael Balfour
Head of School, Arts & Media
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Headshots ADA Law SH17 Jan Breckenride 0298
Head of School, Social Sciences
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Headshots ADA Law SH08 Phillip Oldfield
Head of School, Built Environment
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Ed Scheer
Head of School, Art & Design
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Kim Beswick
Head of School, Education
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Headshots ADA Law SH19 Timothy O'Leary
Head of School, Humanities & Languages
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Research Centre & Institute Directors

Director, Gonski Institute for Education
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Director, Big Anxiety Research Centre
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Director, iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research
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Director, City Futures Research Centre
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Director, CSRH & SPRC
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Director, UNSW Cities Institute
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Associate Deans

Associate Dean Education
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Headshots ADA Law SH28 Michael Ostwald
Associate Dean Research
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Associate Dean Engagement & Impact
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Associate Dean Indigenous
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Associate Dean Indigenous
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Associate Dean International
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Associate Dean Graduate Studies
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Catherine Rowe

Deputy Faculty Executive Director

Jennifer Perkins

Education Innovation & Excellence Manager

Vanessa Traynor

Research Innovation Manager

Antony Ward

Student Innovation Opportunities Manager

José Da Silva

Director, UNSW Galleries

Josh Wiesberber

Executive Officer

Business Partners

Quintra Rijnders

Business Partner (Finance)

Marise Andrews

Business Partner (HR)

Alex Symonds

Business Partner (IT)

Melinda Holcombe

Business Partner (External Engagement)

Marie Caccamo

Business Partner (Future Students)

Douglas McKeough

Business Partner (Student Services)

Cath Stander

Business Partner (Estate Management)

Jacqueline White

Business Partner (Knowledge Exchange)

Miray Makram

Business Partner (Philanthropy/Development)