Professor Belinda Tynan

Nominee Director – RMIT University

In May 2016 Professor Tynan assumed the role of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) and Vice President of RMIT University.

Prior to joining RMIT, Professor Tynan was the Pro Vice Chancellor of Learning and Teaching Innovation at The Open University, UK. She provided executive leadership in the areas of learning and teaching innovation. Professor Tynan's previous roles have included Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Quality at the University of Southern Queensland, and Director DEHub, the research centre at the University of New England.

Professor Tynan holds an EdD from the University of Western Australia, a MEd in Online Education from the University of Southern Queensland, and Post Graduate Diplomas in Secondary Education (ACU), Curriculum (UniMelb) and Higher Education (UNSW). Her Bachelor of Arts was completed at the University of Melbourne in history, music and drama.

Professor Tynan's research interests are concentrated in the field of educational technologies, academic workload, student voices and academic professional development. She has 70+ refereed publications and is a frequently invited guest, keynote-speaker and facilitator. You can find her work on You can also follow Professor Tynan on Twitter.

Professor Tynan has more than thirty years of experience in the education sector in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the UK. She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the European Distance Education Network.

Professor Tynan has also held a number of International and National Leadership roles. She is on the editorial board of two major journals, until recently a non-executive director of the Executive Committee of the European Distance Education Network (EDEN) and FutureLearn (UK), and on the board of the Menzies Centre at Kings College, London. She additionally holds a two year appointment as a member of the Polytechnic Quality Assurance Framework (PQAF) External Review Panel for the Ministry of Education, Singapore.