Professor Carolyn Evans

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Graduate and International) and Deputy Provost

The DVC (Graduate and International) and Deputy Provost has accountabilities for graduate education and addressing challenges and opportunities for the Melbourne Model.

Professor Carolyn Evans has responsibility for graduate schools and graduate coursework students, as well as assisting the Vice-Chancellor with advancement and alumni relationships.

Prior to her current position, Professor Evans was Dean of Melbourne Law School from 2011–2017 and an academic in the Law School since 2000. She worked for a period as a lawyer at Blake Dawson Waldron after graduating from Melbourne. Professor Evans has degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Melbourne and a doctorate from Oxford University, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar and  held a stipendiary lectureship for two years. In 2010, Carolyn was awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholarship to allow her to travel as a Visiting Fellow to American and Emory Universities to examine questions of comparative religious freedom. She has also taught in the human rights summer school at European University Institute.

Carolyn is the author of Legal Protection of Religious Freedom in Australia (Federation Press, 2012), Religious Freedom under the European Court of Human Rights (OUP 2001) and co-author of Australian Bills of Rights: The Law of the Victorian Charter and the ACT Human Rights Act (LexisNexis 2008). She is co-editor of Religion and International Law (1999, Kluwer); Mixed Blessings: Laws, Religions and Women's Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region (2006 Martinus Nijhoff) and Law and Religion in Historical and Theoretical Perspective (CUP 2008). She is an internationally recognised expert on religious freedom and the relationship between law and religion and has spoken on these topics in the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, China, Greece, Vietnam, India, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Malaysia, Nepal and Australia. Her teaching was in the areas of public law, including Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and human rights.


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Executive Assistant
Ms Julie Ciccione