Joyce KIRK

Higher Education Consultant
Emeritus Professor
RMIT University
Joyce KIRK

Professor Joyce Kirk is a higher education consultant working in the areas of quality assurance, governance and international education. Her current appointments include Chair of the Academic Senate and Member of the University Council at Charles Sturt University, Chair of the Academic Board and Invited Member of the Board of Directors of University of Technology Sydney (UTS) College, and Chair of the Accreditation Committee of the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand. Over the past couple of years, she has led or participated in institutional and programme level reviews, audits and accreditation assessments of public universities and private providers in Australia's eastern states, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. Previously, she contributed to quality assurance, registration and accreditation reviews and audits in Australia, the Pacific and Hong Kong.

Professor Kirk's consultancy experience draws on her senior leadership positions as the Chair of the Academic Board and later the Dean at UTS, the Pro Vice-Chancellor Students at RMIT University as well as a number of interim roles she has been invited to take. These have included President of RMIT Vietnam, Chair of the Academic Board at Melbourne Polytechnic, and Pro Vice-Chancellor Academic followed by Provost and Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic at the University of New England. These formal positions have been complemented by her extensive experience as an Honorary Auditor with the Australian Universities Quality Agency from its foundation until the establishment of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency where she remains on its Register. She has also served as a Specialist with the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.