Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Innovation), Australian Catholic University

Professor Zlatko Skrbis is Deputy Vice-Chancellor( Education and Innovation) and Professor of Sociology at Australian Catholic University. He is responsible for the university’s learning and teaching quality, student engagement and success, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student support, libraries and equity pathways.

His research interests include cosmopolitanism, migration, ethnicity, nationalism, globalisation and culture, and life pathways. Since 2006, Professor Skrbis has been the principal chief investigator on the multi-wave ARC Discovery Project titled ‘Social Futures and Life Pathways of Young People in Queensland’ study – also known as ‘Our Lives’. This is an infinite-life, multi-wave, multi-method, cohort study of young Queenslanders, which has thus far been granted ARC-Discovery Project funding for seven waves of research.


  • 2018–present
    Deputy Vice Chancellor ( Education and Innovation) , Australian Catholic University


  • 1995 
    Flinders University of Australia , PhD