UWS welcomes dean of education

The University of Western Sydney has announced the appointment of professor Michele Simons as dean of the school of education.
Simons joins UWS from the University of South Australia, where she has been dean and head of the school of education. She has qualifications in human services and adult and community education and a PhD from the University of South Australia.
She is president of the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association and treasurer for both the Australian Association for Research in Education and the Council for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS). Simons is also a member of the academic board for Le Cordon Bleu.
Her experience includes serving on a range of government committees, including the South Australian Teacher Education Taskforce and various state and federal government advisory groups for education and family services.
Simons is a well-respected researcher, having won a number of nationally competitive grants from the Australian Research Council and the National Vocational Education and Training Research and Evaluation program. 

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