W/Prof Bill Louden
Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor/Winthrop Professor
- Contact details
The University of Western Australia (M464)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
- 6488 2801
- 6488 1013
- BA W.Aust., DipEd WA Secondary TC, BEd MEd Murd., PhD Tor., FACE
- Professor Louden is Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor at The University of Western Australia. In this role, he is responsible for the faculties, staff, equity, teaching and learning and implementation of the University’s new course structure. Previously, he has held positions as Pro Vice Chancellor (Research) and Executive Dean at Edith Cowan University and Dean of Education at The University of Western Australia.
Professor Louden’s research interests and publications span the areas of literacy, standards and educational change. He is particularly interested in the opportunities education provides for social mobility, and is noted for his work with schools in translating the results of research into classroom practice.
In 2010 he was appointed by the Australian Government as foundation Deputy Chair of the Board of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, the independent authority responsible for developing national approaches to professional standards, teacher registration and teacher education accreditation.
Professor Louden chaired the Western Australian Government’s Literacy and Numeracy Review Taskforce (2006) and was a member of the National Inquiry into the Teaching of Literacy (2005). He was Chair of Curriculum Council of Western Australian from 2006 to 2011, leading substantial review and reform. He is a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators and in 2010 he received the Australian Council of Deans of Education Outstanding Service to Education Award.
He was a member of the Board of the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority from its inception (2008) until May 2012. Professor Louden was centrally involved in the development of the Australian curriculum, the national assessment program, and the school accountability reforms leading to the MySchool website.
Professor Louden holds a PhD from the University of Toronto, Canada, and Arts and Education degrees from The University of Western Australia and Murdoch University.
- Key research
- Literacy, teacher effectiveness, educational change.
- Roles, responsibilities and expertise
- Current Deputy Chair, Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership
- Research profile
Research profile and publications