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Prof. Mark Rose

Academic Board Chair

Mark Rose is an Aboriginal man traditionally linked to the Gunditjmara Nation of western Victoria. With a forty-year career in education Mark has contributed to a broad range of educational settings within the state as well as nationally and internationally.

At a state and national level and with community endorsement Mark has served on five ministerial advisory committees. In 2003-2005 Mark co-chaired the Victorian Implementation Review of Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. For six years, Mark held the Chancellor position at Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Education Darwin where he saw Indigenous education engagement with Timor.

Over the last fifteen years, Mark has held senior academic positions and in 2020 he became the inaugural Pro-Vice Chancellor Indigenous Strategy and Innovation at Deakin University. Mark’s commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education is seen in his role in community groups such as Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc (AEAI) and the raft of statutory bodies and other committees he sits on. Mark is often drawn upon for keynotes and media.