As the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching), Professor Darrell Evans reports to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) and is a member of the Monash Senior Management Team.
His areas of responsibility include:
- quality enhancement of learning and teaching activities at Monash
- development and recognition of excellent teaching
- curriculum reform and renewal
- implementation of the Monash Passport
- internationalisation of learning and teaching
- research in learning and teaching.
Professor Evans is the new Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) with Monash University who commenced in January 2013.
Prior to his arrival at Monash, Professor Darrell Evans was the Associate Dean at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) at the Universities of Sussex and Brighton in the UK with executive responsibilities for External Relations, International Affairs and Communications. Darrell is known as an energetic academic leader with extensive expertise in curriculum development, quality assurance/enhancement, policy making and improvement and renewal agendas, and is an active contributor to local, national and international debate and policy making.
Darrell's substantive post in the medical school was as Professor of Developmental Tissue Biology. He is a passionate biomedical scientist and still leads an active research programme. As the Head of Anatomy, Darrell ensured that anatomy was recognised as one of the unique selling points of the medical school. He is an active and award winning teacher focusing on structural and functional anatomy and embryology in all health related disciplines as well as biological and biomedical sciences. He is nationally and internationally acknowledged for advances and creativity in higher education practice and has a productive pedagogical research programme.
As a developmental biologist, Darrell's research interests focus on the mechanisms underlying cell movement and tissue assembly during development and repair. Emphasis of my laboratory centres on musculoskeletal development.
Darrell's pedagogic research is focused on i) developing opportunities for students to develop skills to communicate with different audiences; ii) development and analysis of learning approaches in higher education teaching.