PhD (Communication Studies), Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies). First Class Hons.

Academic Dean

Research and teaching specialties

Online Teaching and Learning, Globalisation, Technology and Higher Education, Communication and Cultural Studies, Women and Leadership


Professor Day has extensive leadership and management experience in several large universities in Australia and New Zealand, including as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and International) at Massey University in NZ and Executive Dean at Macquarie and the University of Southern Queensland.

Her key strengths include managing across breadth, building strong teams with a shared focus across multiple areas and interests, and liaising effectively with internal and external individuals and groups. She was the inaugural chair of the South Australian Premier’s Council for Women. She steered the establishment of Massey University’s Centre for Professional and Continuing Education, prepared Massey University’s Internationalisation Strategy and developed a ‘Learning Futures Strategy’ to steer strategic approaches to teaching and learning delivery modes and media-rich delivery.


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