Associate Professor and Director, Teaching and Learning, University of Canberra

A music and education academic, Jonathan Powles has held lecturing and education change management positions at ANU, Liverpool Hope University (UK) and the University of Canberra. He is currently Director of Teaching and Learning, at the University of Canberra, where he oversees curriculum innovation and staff development in teaching and learning, online learning environments, academic policy and course quality, 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)