Professor Arshad Omari is the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor with portfolio responsibilities that include the Edith Cowan University (ECU) student experience, teaching and learning, academic and university governance, planning, and human resources.
Originally trained as an Architect, Professor Omari has been with ECU since 1994 and has extensive experience in administration, strategy and planning at all levels of the University. Professor Omari has previously held the positions of the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education and Arts, and prior to that, the Head of the School of Communications and Contemporary Arts.
Professor Omari has a diverse research and teaching background covering a range of disciplines; Architecture and Design, Computer Science, Interactive Media, Communications, the Internet and Online Learning. His research has been focused upon the development and application of online technologies, and the effectiveness of these in teaching, learning, communication and online community.