Bill Louden is Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Western Australia. He was Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Western Australia from 2009-2013 and Dean of Education from 2006-2008.
Professor Louden is a board member of Brightwater Care Group and a trustee of the Fogarty Foundation. He chaired the Western Australian Government’s Literacy and Numeracy Review Taskforce and was a member of the National Inquiry into the Teaching of Literacy. He was Chair of Curriculum Council of Western Australia and a foundation board member of the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority and foundation deputy chair of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, .
He has a PhD from the University of Toronto and arts and education degrees from the University of Western Australia and Murdoch University, and is a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators. He was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia in 2014 for services to education.