Greg Craven (academic)
Professor Gregory Craven (born 1958) B.A, LL.B., LL.M., is the Vice-Chancellor at the Australian Catholic University. He has held this post since January 2008. He was educated at St Kevin's College, Toorak and the University of Melbourne.
Professor Craven has researched and written on constitutional law, government, public policy, constitutional history and federalism. He was a leading advocate of republicanism in the leadup to the (eventually unsuccessful) 1999 referendum on the proposed change in Australia from being a constitutional monarchy to a republic. He is also noted as a key Australian Catholic layman opinion on most important issues. His books include 2004's Conversations with the Constitution: Not Just a Piece of Paper ISBN 978-0-86840-439-4 he also wrote two books on federalism and succession.
Prior to his appointment as the Vice-Chancellor of Australian Catholic University, Professor Craven served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategy & Planning) at Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia, where he also held the position of Professor of Government and Constitutional Law, having previously served as Executive Director of the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy.
Prior to this, he was Foundation Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame Australia, and a Reader in Law at the University of Melbourne. He served as Crown Counsel to the Victorian Government from 1992-95.
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Craven has written several articles for both Australian and international papers, and is a regular contributor to The Age and The Financial Review.