Dr Royston Gustavson
Areas of expertise
- Business Ethics 220102
- Cultural Studies 2002
- Commerce and the Arts
- Sixteenth-century German printing and publishing
- University Educational Standards and Quality
Royston Gustavson joined ANU in 2003. A passionate educator, in 2009 he received the ANU Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, from 2010-2011 was Associate Dean (Education) of the ANU College of Business and Economics, and from 2010-2012 served on ANU’s 15-person governing body, the ANU Council. Since January 2012 he has been Associate Dean (Education) in the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, with academic oversight of the College’s degree programs and courses, concurrently serving for eleven months in 2015/16 as Interim Head of the School of Music.
He chaired the first formal review of the ANU Bachelor of Arts, the outcome of which focused the program on theory and method and the development of research skills; chaired the ANU Honours Working Party, which put in place significant minimum standards for research-training in the honours year, and which have been incorporated into the university's PhD admission requirements and requirements for Master (Advanced) degrees; and is currently chairing the Academic Board Working Party on Academic Integrity.
His service to government includes appointment by the Minister to the board of a statutory authority, the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies, and membership of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency’s Register of Experts (2013-current).
In 2015, he was elected to the convenorship of the learning and teaching network of the Australasian Council of Deans of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and since 2014 has been deputy chair of the ANU Educational Standards and Quality Committee.
Royston is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Institute of Management, and Bruce Hall at ANU, and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia.
My current research projects are (i) book-length studies on each of the following sixteenth-century printer/publishers: Hieronymus Formschneider; Christian Egenolff; Montanus & Neuber/Gerlach; (ii) a project on lost music books identified through sixteenth-century publishers' and library catalogues; and (iii) a project on the printed book in Iceland in the sixteenth century.