Sally Varnham

Sally Varnham

Visiting Professor
University of Technology Sydney

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About this Speaker

Sally Varnham is Visiting Professor of Law, University of Technology Sydney. In her fulltime role at UTS (2007-2020) Sally served as Student Ombud, Chair of Academic Board, and an elected member of the University Council. Her research is widely published in Australia and abroad. She is co-editor of “Higher Education and the Law” (Federation, 2015) and co-author of “Law for Educators: School and University Law in Australia” (LexisNexis, 2007) and many book chapters. Sally is deeply committed to effective authentic engagement of student voice in all institutional and sector functions. In 2015 she received an OLT grant for: Student Engagement in University Decision-Making and Governance: towards a more systemically inclusive student voice. She was then appointed a National Senior Teaching Fellow. For Creating a National Framework for Student Partnership in University Decision-Making and Governance she undertook a national sector-wide collaboration which resulted in Students and Tertiary Education Providers Undertaking Partnership for quality enhancement - Principles and a Framework to assist facilitation of student voice in tertiary institution decision-making. In 2018 she established the Student Voice Australia Pilot Project which had ten participant institutions ( In 2020 Student Voice Australia moved into Phase Two with new and existing participating institutions. While it is now hosted and led by the University of Adelaide, Sally remains very much engaged with the work.

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