Raoul Mortley

Professor Raoul Mortley

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 1986
  • Section(s): Religion, Philosophy And History Of Ideas, Classical Studies


Raoul Mortley was reappointed in October 2002 as Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Bond University after appointments as Vice-Chancellor at the University of Newcastle and also at Bond University. Since 1997 he has been a consultant to higher education and business. He has worked for the Commonwealth Government, the World Bank/IFC, and has also worked in nine individual universities in Australia, and carried out a study on a student loans Scheme in Vietnam. He has been Chair of the New South Wales Vice-Chancellor’s Committee, Chair of the Australian Education office in Washington, and Chair of the AV-CC Intellectual Property and Copyright Committee. He was educated at the University of Sydney, Monash University and the University of Strasbourg, and has spent substantial periods as Researcher and Director of Research in the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris. His scholarly work is in philosophy and the history of ideas and he has published a number of books in this area. He taught at the Sorbonne as Visiting Professor in philosophy and religion in May 2003, and at the Collège de France as Visiting International Professor in 2000.

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