The Academy Fellows

The Australian Academy of the Humanities has 593 Fellows; 52 are Corresponding Fellows, and 85 are Honorary Fellows.

The approved abbreviation or post-nominal for a Fellow is FAHA.

Fellows may update their record via an online form available in the Fellows' Area.

Emeritus Professor Lesley Johnson AM FAHA
University of Technology Sydney and Griffith University
Qualifications: BA(Sydney), MEd(Queensland), PhD(Monash)
Year Elected to the Academy: 1999
Discipline: History, Cultural & Communication Studies
Expertise: cultural studies, Australian cultural history, feminist history

Emeritus Professor Lesley Johnson is Immediate Past President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Her fields of expertise include cultural studies, Australian cultural history, gender studies and sociology of education. She has published five major books with international publishers, two of which were co-authored. She has published over forty articles in major refereed journals and edited books and a number of other reports and monographs. In 1995 she became Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research) at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), a position she held for nine years, and in 2004 Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) at Griffith University, a position she held for just over 5 years until her retirement.

She officially retired from full-time work in April 2009 and has since undertaken a number of part-time consultancies for a range of Australian universities and organisations such as the Queensland State Government and the New South Wales State Library. Professor Johnson was on various Australian Research Council committees for over 12 years, including 3 years as a member of its Council. She chaired the then AVCC Pro/Deputy-Vice Chancellor’s Committee in 2004. She was awarded the status of Emeritus Professor by UTS in 2004, Professor Emeritus by Griffith University in 2011 and is a Conjoint Professorial Research Fellow at UNSW. She was awarded an Order of Australia in 2010 for her contribution to Australian Higher Education.
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