Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Victoria University

Professor Marcia Devlin is Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Learning Enhancement at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. Prior to this, she held academic appointments at RMIT University and the University of Western Sydney; was Associate Professor of Higher Education and Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne; was Chair of Higher Education Research at Deakin University, was Executive Director of Academic Programs and Services at Open Universities Australia and was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Quality) at Federation University Australia. Areas of particular expertise include equity, university learning, teaching and assessment, quality assurance and enhancement, leadership, academic integrity, student engagement, retention and success and digital education.

Professor Devlin has been elected a Lifetime Fellow of the UK-based Society for Research into Higher Education, was recently appointed for a second three-year term as a Specialist for the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications, is the Universities Australia nominee on the Advisory Board of the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, and is a Ministerial appointee on the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. She was previously a member of the TEQSA Panel of Experts and was a member of the inaugural National Panel assessing the quality of university teaching in Ireland. She publishes extensively in academic outlets as well as in print and online media and her work is highly cited.

Professor Devlin holds a PhD in higher education and psychology (University of Melbourne); a Master of Education (Macquarie University); a Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology (Swinburne University of Technology); a Diploma in Education (La Trobe University) and a Bachelor of Arts (Australian National University). She is also a registered psychologist, has completed a short course in executive education at Stanford University and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


  • –present
    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Quality), Federation University Australia