Professor Deborah Gare is PVC of the College of Law, Arts & Social Sciences at Murdoch University. She is an author and editor of several leading works, including Fremantle: Empire, faith and conflict since 1829 (2016), Tom Stannage: History from the other side (2015) and Making Australian History: The politics of the past since 1788 (2008). Her research interests are, broadly, Australian, Western Australian and Empire history.

Deborah has a strong interest in teaching and learning within the Humanities. She was the inaugural co-Chair of the Deans Council (DASSH) Associate Deans’ Network of Learning and Teaching in Australia and New Zealand; she represented DASSH in the ALTC project which developed graduate standards for the discipline of History; and she is a long-serving Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning at Notre Dame.

Deborah has received several teaching awards, including Notre Dame’s prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Leadership of Teaching and Learning (2013), and has been nominated for several Commonwealth OLT awards in teaching excellence.

Deborah completed a PhD in Australian History at the University of Western Australia under the supervision of one of Western Australia’s leading historians, Tom Stannage. She was later a Research Associate at Curtin University, a Visiting Fellow of the University of British Columbia and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Manchester. She has been teaching at Notre Dame since 1997