Marcia Devlin, PhD, GAICD, is a globally recognised expert in education, equity and leadership. 

She is an award-winning leader, senior executive, company director, board member, international consultant, coach, researcher, educator, columnist, author, writer and speaker.  She has worked for 30 years nationally and internationally to improve the quality of learning and teaching across primary, secondary and tertiary education, to enhance inclusiveness and diversity in and around education and to strengthen leadership and governance in education and related areas. More recently, she has also focused on gender equity.

Nationally and internationally renowned for her work, Marcia is a member of many boards.  Current board memberships include:

Recent board memberships include:

An internationally recognised expert on higher education and equity, Marcia is currently an elected a Lifetime Fellow of the UK-based Society for Research into Higher Education.

Marcia has also previously:

Marcia has been awarded the title of Leader/Manager of the Year in Victoria by the Australian Institute of Management (now the Institute for Managers and Leaders, Australia and New Zealand) and was also the national winner of the Women’s Agenda Leadership Excellence Awards in the Government/Public Sector category. She has been  honoured as a state finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards.

Marcia  has given over 200 public talks, including over 100 keynote/headline speeches in ten countries. Her most recent international address was at Stanford University on digital education. She has won over $AUD 6 million in external competitive research, project and other funds, recently completed a Commonwealth-funded research project as Chief Investigator and has over 330 publications.  Well known for her writing and media work across newspapers, TV and radio and frequently cited, she has a Google Scholar h-index of 34.

In 2021, Marcia released her first sole-authored book in 2021, Beating the Odds: A practical guide to navigating sexism in Australian universities. If you are interested in more information, see the ‘SHOP’ tab above.

A Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, with: a PhD (University of Melbourne); a Masters in Education (Macquarie University); a Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology (Swinburne University of Technology); a Diploma in Education (La Trobe University); and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Australian National University); and having completed an executive education course at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Marcia is eminently qualified.

Having worked in senior executive and/or senior leadership roles at Victoria University, RMIT University, Federation University Australia, Open Universities Australia, The University of Melbourne and Deakin University, and been appointed to numerous honorary and professorial roles in Australia and overseas, as well as to several boards, she is highly experienced. You can view Marcia’s Linked In profile here.

You can find her on ResearchGate here.

You can follow her on Twitter: @marciadevlin

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