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Professor Denise Austin

Vice President Academic

Professor Denise A. Austin is Vice President Academic at Leaders Institute, Australia. She formerly served as Deputy Vice President Research and Standards at Alphacrucis University College (2009-2022) and was project manager for its successful Self-Accrediting Authority (2016) and University College applications (2022). For over a decade she was Director of the Australasian Pentecostal Studies Centre. Professor Austin has published widely in the areas of business history, religious history, and interfaith dialogue.


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland, 2005

Master of Arts (Christian Studies), Alphacrucis College, 2015

Graduate Diploma in Arts, Sydney College of Divinity, 2008

Bachelor of Arts (Hons 1), University of Queensland, 2000

Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland, 1999


Governing Board member

Academic Board member

Executive Management Team member


Register of Experts with TEQSA: Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (2014-current)

Ordained Ministers Certificate, Australian Christian Churches (2009-current)


● 2022: Higher Education Leadership Institute Course Development: Master of Research and Graduate Certificate in Research Methods accreditation.

● 2015: Christian Heritage College Course Review: Bachelor of Ministry and Graduate Diploma reaccreditation.

● 2015: Christian Heritage College Course Development: Master of Social Science (Research) scoping.

● 2013-2014: Christian Heritage College External Review: Christian Studies curriculum.


● 2022-current: Global Leadership Institute: Institute of Higher Education Registration application

● 2022-current: Global Leadership Institute: Master of Police Leadership, Graduate Diploma of Police Leadership, Graduate Certificate in Police Leadership, Graduate Certificate in Police Leadership (Cybersecurity) accreditation.

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