Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Professor John Patterson
Professor John Patterson has held the positions of Dean of the Faculty of Education from 1993- 1999; Dean of the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Science in 2000 - 2001; Acting Dean of the Faculty of Arts; and Interim Dean of Commerce. He was appointed as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Operations), University of Wollongong (UOW) in May 2001 and as Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor in April 2010.
His portfolio focuses on strategic directions, human resource planning and financial allocation in the academic sector of the University. He has prime responsibility for advising, monitoring and reviewing faculty operations.
As a member of the Executive he is pivotal to the development of the University's strategic plan and the coordination of faculty development plans. He oversees the planning for international and domestic student intake quotas and markets; employment, equity and diversity and Equal Opportunity initiatives and functioning; academic industrial relations; and OH & S.
Professor Patterson holds two Masters degrees and a doctorate and as a professor in Education is a highly respected scholar. He has published through books, journals and conference papers and is a frequent presenter at state, national and international conferences. He has addressed a range of discipline specific and general educational topics including physical and health education, policy development in education and most recently information technology and education
Having been a member of the Australian Council of Deans of Education, an appointed member of the NSW Advisory Council on the Quality of Teaching, and an executive member of the NSW Teacher Education Council, he has a record of involvement in the state and national policy arena where he has engaged in issues associated with teacher competencies, teacher registration, and the selection of pre-service teachers. He currently serves on the New South Wales Institute of Teachers Initial Teacher Education Committee.
In his major discipline area of Physical and Health Education, Professor Patterson has been at the forefront of curriculum change in the field, particularly in teacher education. He has been a member of state and national task forces dealing with issues related to physical activity and health. In recognition of his prior roles as president of the New South Wales branch of the Australian Council for Health and Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) and a member of the national executive of that body, he has been awarded the honour of being a fellow of ACHPER.
Professor Patterson has been a consultant to universities, government agencies and private companies both in Australia and overseas. He is chairman of the board of URAC Ltd and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
He continues to teach and supervise graduate students while maintaining a research and publication interest.
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Awards & Rankings
- Rank in the Top 2% of universities in the world.
- Globally ranked as one of Australia's best modern universities
- 5 Star Rating
- Top 100 in the world for global graduates
UOW at a Glance
- 30,516 students enrolled
- 11,440 international students
- 1,942 full time staff
- 9 campuses
- 19 research strengths
- 470 degrees