Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Professor of Higher Education, Professor Kerri-Lee Krause, is an experienced university executive who is recognised nationally and internationally for her contributions to higher education research and policy. National leadership roles include: Chair of the Ministerial Implementation Working Group for the Transparency of Higher Education Admissions, Co-chair of the Universities Australia Executive Women’s Group, member of the Universities Australia Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Executive and Non-Executive Director of the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education. Internationally, her leadership in the field of quality enhancement has been recognised through such appointments as international reviewer and advisor on student engagement for the Scottish Quality Assurance Agency.

Professor Krause commenced as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) in July 2017. At La Trobe she provides strategic leadership for enhancing the quality of teaching, learning and the student experience, internationalisation and employability. Her portfolio includes La Trobe Learning and Teaching, La Trobe International, the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Education and the La Trobe University Library.

She has extensive experience in leading change through curriculum innovation and staff capability development. Her expertise in the area of digitally-enhanced learning and curriculum renewal has resulted in numerous international invitations, including membership of the US-based IMS Global Consortium project to advance technology and improve educational attainment and success; and membership of the Horizon Project Advisory Board, examining implications for higher education of emerging technologies.

Professor Krause is internationally recognised for her research on the contemporary undergraduate student experience and implications for quality and standards in institutional settings. She is a lifetime fellow of the international Society for Research in Higher Education (SRHE) and has published widely in the field of higher education policy and practice.

Prior to commencing at La Trobe, Professor Krause was Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost at Victoria University. She has also previously been employed as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) at the University of Western Sydney and Director of the Griffith Institute for Higher Education and Chair in Higher Education at Griffith University.