Carolyn Evans

Vice Chancellor and President, Griffiith University
Queensland, Australia

Professor Carolyn Evans assumed her post as Vice Chancellor and President of Griiffith University in Queensland, Australia, in February 2019. Professor Evans was fomerly Deputy Vice Chancellor (Graduate and International) and Deputy Provost at the University of Melbourne, where she was Harrison Moore Professor of Law and previouisly served as Dean of the Law School. Her teaching and research have been in the areas of constitutional law, human rights and religious freedom. Professor Evans has degrees in Arts and Law from Melbourne University and a doctorate from Oxford University where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar and where she held a stipendiary lectureship for two years before returning to Melbourne in 2000. She also qualified to practice law and is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria. In 2010, she was awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholarship to allow her to travel as a Visiting Fellow at American and Emory Universities to examine questions of comparative religious freedom.  More …