Belinda Tynan



Professor Belinda Tynan is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education and Vice-President  at RMIT University, Australia. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education (DVC(E)) is accountable to the Vice-Chancellor for the academic performance of the University. The DVC(E) has responsibility for the quality and overall design of academic programs, student administration and services, academic performance (including promotion); updating of teaching pedagogy, delivery mechanisms and learning resources; and student access, including the Ngarara Willim Centre. As a member of the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive, the DVC(E) contributes to RMIT strategic planning, in particular education and student services planning. 


Professor Belinda Tynan joined the RMIT University in spring 2016. Previously, she was Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Innovation) and a Professor of Higher Education at the Open University, UK (2013- 2016) and Pro-Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Quality at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. She has a doctorate in education from the University of Western Australia and is an active researcher with expertise in technology enhanced learning, staff development and scholarship and learning and teaching pedagogy. She has 70 peer reviewed articles, books and book chapters and in excess 3000 views and more than 2500 downloads on ResearchGate. She is a frequently invited speaker, experienced postgraduate supervisor and has more than thirty years of experience in the education sector in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the UK.


She has significant executive level leadership and management experience and was recently awarded her Principle Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (UK). She has a doctorate from the University of Western Australia, several postgraduate certificates from the University of Melbourne and Australian Catholic University in education, curriculum and higher education and a Masters in online learning. She is on the editorial board of two major journals, a non-executive director of the Executive Committee of the European Distance Education Network and FutureLearn (UK); on the board of the Menzies Centre at Kings College, London and the Singapore Institute of Management International Academic Panel (IAP 2016). She additionally holds a two year appointment as a member of the Polytechnic Quality Assurance Framework (PQAF) External Review Panel for the Ministry of Education, Singapore and recently was invited to be a member of the BIS Advisory Group for the Teaching Excellence Framework.