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Pro Vice-Chancellor Academic Innovation, University of New England

A music and education academic, Jonathan Powles has held lecturing and education change management positions at ANU, Liverpool Hope University (UK) the University of Canberra, and the University of New England. He is currently PVC Academic Innovation at UNE, where he is responsible for leading the strategic pedagogy of the university, and oversees curriculum innovation, teaching and learning, academic policy, student success, and the university library.


  • 2014–present
    Director, Teaching and Learning Centre, University if Canberra
  • 2013–2013
    Project Manager, SAFFIRE, University of Canberra
  • 2010–2012
    Chair of the Education Committee, School of Music, ANU
  • 2011–2011
    Head of Musicology, School of Music, ANU
  • 2007–2010
    Director, Educational Development, ANU College of Law
  • 2005–2007
    Associate Director, Policy and Planning (Academic), ANU (Office of the VC)


  • 1995 
    University of Oxford, DPhil
  • 1988 
    University of Sydney, BMus

Research Areas

  • Music Composition (190406)
  • Musicology And Ethnomusicology (190409)
  • Educational Administration, Management And Leadership (130304)
  • Higher Education (130103)