Professor Joanne Scott

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Professor Joanne Scott


Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement)

PhD Qld., GradCertCulturalHtge Deakin, GradCertEd Qld.UT , BA(Hons) Qld.

+61 7 5430 1242
Office location
Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement) Level 1, Building C
Professor Joanne Scott
Executive Assistant to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement)


One of the longest-serving members of the University of the Sunshine Coast, Professor Joanne Scott is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement). She also chairs the Vice-Chancellor's Equity and Diversity Committee.

Joanne commenced with USC in 1997 as an Associate Lecturer in Australian Studies. Her roles have included the inaugural Head of School of Social Sciences (2006-2010), Chair of USC's Learning and Teaching Committee (2007-2012) and the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Business and Law (2012-2017)

Joanne has published in the fields of Australian and Queensland history, labour history, gender and race relations, oral history, popular culture and higher education. She is a former Visiting Professor of Australian Studies at the University of Tokyo. She was elected to the Engagement Australia Board in 2018 and was previously a member of the Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) Board (2015-2017).

Professional memberships

  • Australian Historical Association
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Engagement Australia Board
  • Queensland Corporate Affairs Council


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