Announcing the new Head of School of Education, Professor Susan James Relly

After an international search, the University of Adelaide is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Head of School of Education. 

Professor Susan James Relly said she was thrilled to be joining the University.

“I am very much looking forward to contributing to the high calibre of research and excellence the University of Adelaide is known for,” she said.

“Education is fundamental to individuals and society. I look forward to bringing my skills and experience to work with colleagues in the school to build upon their already impressive achievements in research. I would like to achieve growth in the school to continue delivering world-class teaching and learning across a broad range of subjects, growing inter-disciplinarity and a focus on the knowledge economy and the skills economy.”

Professor Relly said the School of Education is forward thinking in its delivery of teacher education, providing an excellent platform for pre-service teachers to enter the profession incredibly well-prepared. 

Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics, Professor John Williams, said Professor Relly will be a fantastic addition to the School and University.

“Professor Relly will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our School and University. I am looking forward to working closely with her to shape the future of education in South Australia,” he said.

Professor Relly joins the University of Adelaide from the University of Oxford where she has held the positions of Deputy Director, Department of Education, and Associate Head (Education) of the Social Sciences Division at the University of Oxford. She is a Governing Body Fellow at Green Templeton College, Oxford.

Susan will begin her role in January 2023.

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