Alfred Deakin Institute
The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI) is a leading humanities and social sciences research institute based at Deakin University, Australia. Our researchers aim to understand the complex meanings of citizenship, social inclusion and globalisation, and investigate the imp

Leadership and Governance

 The Alfred Deakin Institute’s governance includes a Director's Office, an Executive and an Advisory Board.


Director's Office

The Director's Office is made up of our Director, Deputy Directors and administrative staff.


Alfred Deakin Professor and UNESCO Chair, Cultural Diversity and Social Justice
Professor Fethi Mansouri

Deputy Directors

Deputy Director (International)
Professor, Middle East and Central Asian Politics
Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh

Deputy Director (Research)
Professor, Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies
Professor Andrea Witcomb


Administrative and Professional Team

Executive Officer
Luke Cuttance

Research & Partnerships Coordinator
Dr Patrick Guay

Senior Administration Officer
Yvonne Williams

Administrative Coordinator to the ADI Director and UNESCO Chair
Nathalie Michel

Administration Assistant
Arlene Pacheco

Engagement and Communications Officer
Matthew Guy

Academic Editor
Jenny Lucy

Digital Content Assistant
Giles Campbell-Wright



Our Executive provides advice to the Institute Director on a range of strategic matters.

Executive Group

(Chair) Director, UNESCO Chair, Cultural Diversity and Social Justice
Professor Fethi Masouri

Deputy Director (International), Research Professor, Middle East and Central Asian Politics
Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh

Deputy Director (Research), Professor of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies
Professor Andrea Witcomb

Research Professor
Professor Anita Harris

Chair In New Media, Communication And Cultural Studies
Professor David Marshall

DECRA Research Fellow
Dr Chris Mayes

DECRA Research Fellow
Dr Ali Mozaffari

Associate Research Fellow
Dr Magdalena Arias Cubas


Ex Officio

(Acting) Executive Dean Faculty Arts and Education
Alfred Deakin Professor Christine Ure

Executive Officer, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation
Luke Cuttance

Geelong Convenor, ADI and Professor of Australian Studies, School of Humanities and Social Studies
Professor Louise Johnson

Geelong Convenor, ADI and Research Professor
Professor John Powers

Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Arts and Education
Professor Jack Reynolds


Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board provides the Institute with high-level advice on a range of strategic matters including the Institute strategic research plan.

Dr B. (Hass) Dellal AO (Chair)

Executive Director, Australian Multicultural Foundation
Dr B. (Hass) Dellal AO

Dr B. (Hass) Dellal AO is the Executive Director of the Australian Multicultural Foundation and Deputy Chairman of the SBS Board of Directors. He has over 25 years experience in policy, management, community development and programming for cultural diversity. 

Dr Dellal has extensive experience nationally and internationally in multicultural affairs. He serves on various boards and committees and has spearheaded initiatives for the development of the general community. He has also prepared programs on community relations on behalf of government authorities and the private sector.

He has extensive experience nationally and internationally in multicultural affairs. He serves on various boards and committees and has spearheaded initiatives for the development of the general community. He has prepared programs on community relations on behalf of Government authorities and the private sector. Hass is Chair of the Centre for Multicultural Youth, Co-Chair of the Victoria Police Multi-faith Council, Member of the Australian Multicultural Council, Board Member of the European Multicultural Foundation, a Fellow of the Williamson Leadership Program and an Australia Day Ambassador. He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to Multiculturalism, the Arts and the Community in 1997, and the Centenary of Federation Medal in 2003. He was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate in Social Sciences by RMIT University in 2006. In 2015, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the multicultural community through leadership and advisory roles, to the advancement of inclusiveness and social harmony, to youth, and to the broadcast media.

Professor Jane den Hollander AO

Vice-Chancellor and President, Deakin University
Professor Jane Den Hollander

Professor Jane den Hollander has been Vice-Chancellor and President of Deakin University since July, 2010. 

At Deakin, Professor den Hollander introduced LIVE the future, an aspiration for Deakin to drive the digital frontier in higher education, harnessing the power, opportunity and reach of new and emerging technologies in all that it does. Professor den Hollander holds a BSc (Honours) First Class in Zoology and a Master of Science degree from Wits University, Johannesburg. Her PhD is from the University of Wales, Cardiff. Professor den Hollander is a Board member of Universities Australia, Education Australia Limited and UniSuper Limited. She is Deputy Chair and Trustee of the Geelong Performing Arts Council and Chair of Skilling the Bay, an organisation focussed on ensuring the skills and jobs of the future in a transitional economy. She is also an External Advisory Board Member of the Victorian Government Regional Economic Development and Services Review and on the Kardinia Park Steering Committee. Prior to taking up her appointment as Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University, Professor den Hollander was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at Curtin University in Western Australia.

Professor Julie Owens

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Deakin University
Professor Julie Owens

Prof Owens is Deputy Vice Chancellor at Deakin University. Her role is to provide academic leadership to advance Deakin’s distinctive research and research training both nationally and internationally. This includes research development, industry-focused research and commercialisation and research promotion. Prior to her appointment in 2018, she was Pro Vice Chancellor Research Strategy at University of Adelaide. Her previous roles there also included Associate Dean Research in Faculties of Sciences and Health Sciences, Head of School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health and Department of Physiology. Originally an ARC QEII Fellow and NHMRC Research Fellow, she continues to be engaged in research into pregnancy and early development and how exposures such as parental obesity, can programme the lifelong health of offspring, supported by various bodies, including NIH, NHMRC, ARC and others.

Alfred Deakin Professor Christine Ure

(Acting) Executive Dean Faculty Arts and Education
Alfred Deakin Professor Christine Ure

Alfred Deakin Professor Christine Ure is the Acting Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Education. She commenced the position of Head of the School of Education at Deakin in 2012 . The School has established a strong reputation for research and teaching and was ranked 4, or above world standard in the 2015 ERA ranking, and 30 in the world in the 2018 Quacquarelli Symonds discipline ranking for Education and 5 in Australia.

Professor Ure is a leader in the national debate around teacher education policy and reform and is National convenor of the Network of Associate Deans of Professional Experience and member of the board of the Australian Council of Deans of Education. She is also a member of the Victorian Government Teacher Supply and Demand Reference Group and the Minister’s Expert Panel for Schools, and was from 2012 to 2017, the President of the Victorian Council of Deans of Education.

Professor Ure has led major initiatives in teacher education at Deakin, including the development of the Teaching Academies Model for professional experience in initial teacher education. This model sets a new standard and approach for school and university partnerships in teacher education. She is committed to improving quality outcomes for schools and has provided leadership for the development of two new Graduate Certificate programs for Education Business Leadership and Education Research that are designed to promote greater use of evidence in the provision of teaching and resources for learning in schools. In 2014-2017 she had oversight of the Skilling the Bay Project, Successful Students – STEM Program, that was designed to build teaching capability in secondary schools and promote student awareness and future employment opportunities in STEM related industries.

Professor Ure has extensive experience in the management of teacher education projects in Australia, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, India and Vietnam. Her most recent research and development activities have focused on how the learning goals and design of services and programs meet the educational needs of users and systems. In 2017 she was a lead investigator for a major research consultancy regarding the professional development of senior educational managers in Vietnam.

Alfred Deakin Professor Fethi Mansouri

Director, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation
Alfred Deakin Professor Fethi Mansouri

Professor Fethi Mansouri holds a Deakin University Alfred Deakin Research Chair in migration and intercultural studies and is the Director of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation.

In 2013 he was appointed Chair-holder, UNESCO Chair in comparative research on ‘Cultural Diversity and Social Justice’. He is the editor of the Journal of Intercultural Studies and founding co-editor of the international journal of Social Inclusion. His most influential books include: ‘Islam and Political Violence: Muslim Diaspora and Radicalism in the West’, (2007); ‘Political Islam and Human Security’ (2008); ‘Identity, Education, and Belonging: Arab and Muslim Youth in Contemporary Australia’ (2008); ‘Youth Identity and Migration: Culture, Values and Social Connectedness’ (2009); ‘Australia and the Middle East: A Frontline Relationship’ (2011, second edition); and ‘Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations: Looking Through the Lens of Social Inclusion’ (2011). His most recent books include: ‘Muslims in the West and the Challenges of Belonging’ (2012); ‘The Arab Revolutions in Context: Civil Society and Democracy in a Changing Middle East’ (2012); ‘Global Perspectives on the Politics of Multiculturalism’ (2014) and ‘The Multicultural Challenge’ (2015). Professor Mansouri’s 2004 book ‘Lives in Limbo: Voices of Refugees under Temporary Protection’ was short-listed for the 2004 Human Rights Medals and Awards.

Carmel Guerra OAM

Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Multicultural Youth
Ms Carmel Guerra OAM

Carmel Guerra is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY). Carmel has over 25 years experience in the community sector and trained as a Youth Worker in the 1980s.

She was part of a collective of youth workers concerned with addressing the needs of newly arrived and refugee young people which was later funded and in 1988 Carmel became the first Youth Worker of the Ethnic Youth Issues Network, the predecessor of CMY. Carmel has contributed to a range of research reports and Australian Research Council projects relating to multicultural youth. She sits on a number of government committees on issues as diverse as youth mentoring to illicit drug use. Carmel convenes the national Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (MYAN) and recently served as a member of the Australian Multicultural Council. She is currently a member of the Youth Parole Board and the Refugee Resettlement Advisory Council and she is also a Director of the Migration Council Australia. Carmel has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship, earned a Centenary Medal for services to young people, migrant and refugee communities, and was entered into the Victorian Women’s Honour Roll for her services to the community.

Ahmet Keskin

Executive Director, Australian Intercultural Society
Mr Ahmet Keskin

Ahmet is the Executive Director of the Australian Intercultural Society.

He was one of the co-founders of the NSW based Affinity Intercultural Foundation and also a NSW Centenary ANZAC Ambassador. He was a recipient of the UWS Community Service Award in 2013. He also started the UTS MSA where he studied Bachelor of Telecommunications Engineering. He has recently completed his Masters of Islamic Sciences with ISRA Australia.

Frank McGuire MP

Member for Broadmeadows, Victorian Parliament
Mr Frank McGuire

Frank McGuire is a Member of Parliament, internationally acclaimed social innovator, businessman and dual-winner of Australian journalism’s most prestigious honour, the Walkley Award.

He founded the Global Learning Village to build smarter, healthier, better-connected and sustainable communities, a model nominated for the International Metropolis Award and showcased to 150 cities around the world. It co-ordinates the three tiers of government, civil society and business and won the support of world leaders in information and communications technology, Microsoft, Intel and Cisco Systems. The Global Learning Village delivers lifelong learning and Australia’s first multiversity in Frank’s heartland Broadmeadows, the community which elected him in 2011 as its first home grown representative in the Victorian Parliament, following the retirement of former Premier, John Brumby.

In his first term Frank was the deputy chairman of the joint Parliamentary Committee on Economic Development, Infrastructure and Outer Suburban/Interface Services. He was also deputy chairman of the Parliamentary Inquiry into child sexual abuse that produced the landmark report "Betrayal of Trust."

In Government, Premier Daniel Andrews has appointed Frank as Victoria’s first Parliamentary Secretary for Medical Research.

Neil Angus MP

Member for Forest Hill, Victorian Parliament
Mr Neil Angus

Mr Neil Angus is a member of the the Victorian Legislative Assembly, representing the District of Forest Hill.

Shortly after the 2014 election, Neil was appointed as the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Treasurer and was elected as the Secretary to both the Parliamentary Liberal Party and the Victoria Coalition. In September 2017, Neil was appointed as the Shadow Assistant Minister for Treasury.

Having Served as a member of the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee and VicHealth Board member in the 57th Parliament, Neil was appointed as Chairman of the Accountability and Oversight Committee in the 58th Parliament.

Prior to entering Parliament, Neil was a Chartered Accountant in public practice for over twenty five years, specialising in audit and investigations.  Neil is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand and a Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.  Neil holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and a Graduate Certificate in Financial Investigations.  Neil was a Registered Tax Agent from 1983-2009, a Registered Company Auditor from 1992-2011 and a Certified Fraud Examiner from 2005 to 2012.

Neil has been actively involved in the community for many years, serving on the board of a wide range of not for profit organisations, including his children’s school and his local church.

Professor Fazal Rizvi

Professor in Education, the University of Melbourne
Professor Fazal Rizvi

Fazal Rizvi is a Professor in Education at the University of Melbourne, as well as an Emeritus Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Fazal Rizvi is a Professor in Education at the University of Melbourne, as well as an Emeritus Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He had previously held academic and administrative appointments at a number of universities in Australia, including as Pro Vice Chancellor (International) at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and as the founding Director of the Monash Centre for Research in International Education. He is an advisory board member of the Asia Education Foundation and a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences and Australia India Institute. He has written extensively on globalisation and education policy, issues of identity, difference and culture in transnational contexts, Indian higher education and Australia-Asia relations. His most recent books include: Globalising Education Policy (Routledge (2010) and Encountering Education in a Global Era (Routledge 2014)

Professor Peter Spearritt

Professor of Urban History, the University of Queensland
Professor Peter Spearritt

Born in Melbourne, and educated at North Sydney Boys High School, the University of Sydney and ANU, Peter Spearritt is Professor of Urban History at the University of Queensland.


Contact the Administrative Coordinator to the ADI Director and UNESCO Chair

Nathalie Michel
+61 924 45650

International Reference Group

The International Reference Group provides advice to our Director and Executive on a range of strategic matters.

International Reference Group

Founding Director, University Research Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Professor Tariq Modood

Honorary Research Fellow, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Professor Roland Axtmann

Professor of Critical Race, Gender and Leadership Studies, Antioch University, United States of America
Professor Philomena Essed

Professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Welfare, Augustana College, United States of America
Professor Peter Kivisto

Director, Institute for Religion, Politics and Society, Australian Catholic University, Australia
Professor Bryan Turner

Professor, Global Governance Programme (GGP), Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Italy
Professor Anna Triandafyllidou

University Research Chair, ‘Canada: Social and Cultural Challenges in a Knowledge-based Society’, University of Ottawa, Canada
Professor Patrick Imbert

Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Professor Paul Morris