Miss Tiffany Evans
School of Medicine and Public Health
- Phone:(02) 4042 1624
UON welcomes Professor Darrell Evans
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Professor of Developmental Tissue Biology
BSc, PhD, CBlol, FRSB, FRMS, FHEA, FAS
Professor Darrell Evans joined the University of Newcastle in April 2017. As the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Evans is responsible for providing strategic and innovative leadership to ensure the university delivers on its NeW Futures goals. He leads the transformation of the university’s education and academic endeavours, and continues to deliver equity of access and success, a great student experience and strong graduate outcomes.
Darrell is known as an energetic academic leader who has extensive expertise in curriculum development, innovation and enterprise, technology enhancement, learning spaces, quality assurance, and improvement and renewal agendas. He has been an active contributor to local, national and international debate, policy-making and has wide-ranging experience in outreach activities including promoting the public understanding of science through a variety of external relations channels including TV and radio.
Having moved through all levels of academic advancement from PhD and post-doc through to lecturer, reader and professor, Darrell has developed an understanding of the importance of creating an environment conducive to excellence in research, and education. As a former Vice-Provost, Associate Faculty Dean, departmental and divisional head, and a curriculum lead, DarrelI has had considerable experience in leading and motivating diverse academic groups and student populations. His overriding concern has been to develop conditions that empower individuals to achieve their goals as well as creating a vision to ensure the wider objectives of the institution are achieved.
Professor Evans is an active teacher focusing on structural and functional anatomy and embryology in all health related disciplines as well as biological and biomedical sciences. Darrell has been awarded an array of national and international education awards and honours. He is internationally recognised for advances and creativity in higher education practice. His productive pedagogical research program has focused on creating opportunities for students to develop skills to communicate with different audiences, and the development and analysis of learning approaches including near-peer teaching, formative assessment and active learning.
Darrell has an academic background as an anatomist and developmental biologist and his biological research program has focused on the mechanisms underlying cell movement and tissue assembly during development and repair with an emphasis on the musculoskeletal system. He currently holds the title of Professor of Developmental Tissue Biology at Newcastle.
Professor Evans is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, the Royal Microscopical Society, the UK Higher Education Academy and the Anatomical Society (FAS). He is also an Honorary Fellow and Founder of the Monash Education Academy and holds an Honorary Professorship for the Warwick-Monash Alliance.