The Network of Associate and Deputy Deans (NOADD) gives members the opportunity to meet and discuss issues of the day, to collaborate and network, and to build on their professional development.

NOADD also plays an important role in the increasingly high profile advocacy work undertaken by DASSH. NOADD’s network contributes regularly to DASSH’s overall policy positions and submissions.

Regular events are held to workshop ideas and build practical skills: how to pitch to mainstream media; How to better promote equity and inclusion; Be challenged by the thinking of peers from around Australia and New Zealand.

Within NOADD, there are six Special Interest Groups which allow members to focus their engagement in the Network on the topics that are most important to them.


The NOADD Special Interest Groups are:

• Impact and Engagement
• Indigenous
• International
• Learning and Teaching
• Diversity and Inclusion
• Research

Activities and Events

DASSH and the NOADD team organise regular webinars and in person events.

In 2021 the Conference will be held in Brisbane in the last week of September with a special program being developed for NOADD members. In late November the year’s workshopping and policy contributions will be capped off with a meeting at the CHASS Congress in Melbourne.

How to participate:

For full details on how to get involved and what’s happening get in touch.

Convenor: Associate Professor Andrea Rizzi

Born in Italy and raised bilingually, Andrea has a BA in Arts from the University of Pavia (Italy) and a PhD in Renaissance Studies from the University of Kent at Canterbury (UK). He is currently Cassamarca Associate Professor of Italian Studies at the University of Melbourne and Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Arts at Melbourne. He has served in this role for two years.

He has taught several interdisciplinary HASS subjects and programs, often team-taught with colleagues from linguistics, visual studies, sociology, and medicine. In the last three years, Andrea has been involved in queering the curriculum in his Faculty, with a particular attention to inclusivity in language learning programs.

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