Detailed CV

PERSONAL DETAILS

Name:  John Dewar

EDUCATION

1969 – 1973 Dragon School, Oxford

1973 – 1975 Abingdon School, Abingdon

1975 – 1977 Brockenhurst Sixth Form College

1977 – 1981 Hertford College, Oxford

1995 – 1998 Griffith University (PhD)

QUALIFICATIONS (most recent first)

1998 Ph.D, Griffith University: 'A theoretical and policy analysis of legal regulation of the family'

1995 Barrister, England and Wales (Gray's Inn)

1990 MA, Hons (Oxon) (BA conversion)

1981 BCL (Oxon), 1st Class

1980 BA, Hons (Oxon), Jurisprudence - 1st Class (Proxime Accessit, Martin Wronker Prize in Law*)

EMPLOYMENT

2012 – present Vice-Chancellor, La Trobe University

2009 – 2011 Provost, University of Melbourne

2009 – Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Relations), University of Melbourne

2005 – 2009 Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Griffith University

2002 – 2004 Pro Vice-Chancellor (Business & Law), Griffith University

1999 – 2002 Dean, Faculty of Law, Griffith University

1995 – 2002 Professor of Law, Griffith University

1990 – 1995 Fellow and Tutor in Law, Hertford College, Oxford

1990 – 1995 University Lecturer in Law, University of Oxford

1988 – 1990 Head of Education and Training, Allen & Overy

1988 – 1990 Visiting Senior Lecturer, University College London

1983 – 1988 Lecturer in Law, University of Warwick

1981 – 1983 Lecturer in Law, University of Lancaster

OTHER APPOINTMENTS

2015 - present Vice-President, Australian Higher Education Industrial Association

2014 – 2015 Chair, IRU Group of Universities

2014 – 2015 Chair, Victorian Vice-Chancellors' Committee

2013 – present Member, AHEIA Executive Committee 

2009 – present Director, Education Australia Pty Ltd

2007 – present Member, Advisory Council, AIFS

2006 – present International Editorial Board, 21st Century Society

2006 – 2011 Member, Standing Committee on Discipline Based Activities, Carrick Institute for Learning & Teaching

2008 – 2009   Alternate Director, Open Universities Australia

2007 – 2009 Member, Universities Australia DVC(A)/PVC(A) Executive

2006 – 2009 Convenor, IRU(A) DVC(A) Group

2006 – 2009 Chair, Board of the Queensland College of Teachers

2005 – 2007 Chair, Reference Group, Year 11/12 Syllabus, Queensland Studies Authority

2005 – 2006 Member, Management Board, Australian Institute of Family Studies

2002 – 2005 Vice-President, International Society of Family Law

2001 – 2009 Member, Research Advisory Board, Research School for Social Science, ANU

2002 – 2005 Director of Studies, World Congress on Families, Youth and the Rights of Children

2002 – Chair, External Review, Newcastle Law School

2001 – 2004 Chair, Family Law Council

2000 – 2003 Member, Family Court SRL Project Team

2000 – 2001 VC Selection Committee, Griffith University

2000 – 2001 Member, Family Law Pathways Advisory Group

1999 – 2001 Member, FLPA Executive Committee

1999 – 2002 Deputy Convenor, Council of Law Deans

1999 – 2002 External examiner, University of Hong Kong

1998 – 2000 Co-convenor, ISFL 2000 Conference

1998 – 1999 Consultant, Australian Institute of Family Studies

1998 – 2002 Co-editor, Butterworths' Australian Family Law

1998 – 2000 Co-editor, Butterworths' Family Law Reports

1998 – 2001 Member, Family Law Council

1997 – 2000 Children's Appeal Tribunal Panel member (Qld)

1996 – 2002 Director, Family Law Research Unit (GU)

1996 – 2002 Editorial Board, Australian Journal of Family Law

1994 – 1995 Board of Studies, Oxford Institute of Legal Practice

1993 – 1995 Steering Committee, Oxford Institute of Legal Practice

1994 – 1995 External examiner, Inns of Court School of Law

1994 – 1995 Case note editor, Family Law

1994 – 1995 Convenor, SPTL Family Law Section

1994 – 1995 External examiner, University of Sussex

1993 – 1995 Advisory editor, The Family Law Practitioner

1992 – 1995 External examiner, Queen Mary & Westfield

1992 – 1998 External examiner, Kings College, London

1990 – 1995 Training consultant, Farrer & Co, Solicitors

1992 – 1994 Co-editor, Practitioner's Child Law Bulletin

1990 – 1992 External examiner, LSE

1987 – 1988 Review editor, IJFL

* Wronker Prize is awarded to the students with the highest overall marks in Law Honours Finals.