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Academic Board


Working for better education


Kent’s Academic board is the principal academic advisory and academic decision-making body for all our activities, courses and programs. The board ensures that academic standards are maintained, ensure quality assurance frameworks are followed and works to manage academic policy development, implementation and reviews.


The Course Advisory Committees (CACs) are sub committees of Academic Board. Our IT and Business CACs include discipline-specific academic staff, industry employers, academic peers and recent graduates to ensure our courses are current and industry relevant.


Our members include respected professors, industry leading consultants and experienced professionals.



Dr. Elizabeth Deane

Adjunct Professor

PhD (Biochemistry), BSc (Hons1)


Dr. Clare D’Souza


External Member
PhD, MBA, MCom, BCom, BLaws


Dr. Andrew Podbury

Chief Executive Officer

Ex-officio Member
PhD, BBus (Hons)


Dr. Suzanne Zyngier

Executive Dean

Ex-officio Member
PhD, MInfoMgtSys (Research), PostgradDipInfoMgt, BA


Ms Lin Yue

Associate Dean (Sydney Campus)

Academic Staff Representative
MSc Computer Science (Network and Distributed Systems); BSc (Hons) IT for Business; GMIT (Ireland)



Mr Wen Shao

Associate Dean (Melbourne Campus)

Academic Staff Representative
BSc, MComp, MPhil



Dr. Nadia O’Connell


Academic Staff Representative
PhD, BBus, MA Int Studies



Mr Rafal Gasior

Head of Vocational Education

Ex-officio Member




Mr Roberto Barros

Kent Student

Student Representative

BIT (Mobile Applications Development), current Kent student BBus (IS)