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Professor Greg Craven, lawyer and academic, commenced as Vice-Chancellor of Australian Catholic University (ACU) in February 2008.

An expert in public law, Professor Craven has published numerous journal articles and four books, including Conversations with the Constitution (University of New South Wales Press, 2004). A regular contributor to public debate, he is a columnist for The Australian and The Catholic Leader.

Professor Craven is Deputy Chairman of The Council of Australian Governments Reform Council (COAG), Vice-President of the Australian Higher Education Industrial Association (AHEIA) Executive Committee, a member of the National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) and of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council.

Professor Craven is a member of Universities Australia (UA), a member of its Board of Directors and Lead Vice-Chancellor for UA in the area of Quality. UA is the peak body representing Australian universities. Professor Craven also represents UA as a member of the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Educations' (DIISRTE) National Advisory Group on Higher Education Data and Information.

Prior to his appointment at ACU, Professor Craven served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategy & Planning) at Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia, where he also held the position of Professor of Government and Constitutional Law, having previously served as Executive Director of the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy.

Professor Craven was Foundation Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame Australia, and Reader in Law at the University of Melbourne. He also served as Crown Counsel to the Victorian Government from 1992-95.


  • –present
    Vice-Chancellor, Australian Catholic University