Callum Cowell took up his appointment at UWA in October 2014.
After 5 years leading UWA CELT, Callum has moved to lead the broader portfolio of Global Engagement, to build positive relationships around the world for UWA. Callum retains oversight for UWA CELT and continues to promote the Centre as a key ingredient in the international success of UWA.
The focus of the Global Engagement Office is to source, establish and support diverse international linkages on behalf of The University of Western Australia. This expands the range and scope of the impact we can have as an institution of higher learning and research. This creates opportunities for bright minds to connect and clever ideas to flourish.
More than just connecting institutions, importantly the Global Engagement Office seeks to connect people and communities through shared understanding, purpose and meaning.
We build trust and respect among both colleagues and clients so that they want to engage and want to contribute to a broad range of our international goals.
Callum has worked extensively in International Higher Education & Training both in Australia and abroad. Prior to joining UWA, he was Director of International Student Recruitment for Western Australian Government Schools and TAFE Institutes (Education & Training International).
Before joining the WA Government in 2011, Callum spent eight years at Edith Cowan University (ECU). While at ECU he held positions of Regional Marketing Manager for two years and then Head of International Marketing for 6 years.
Callum worked as an English Lecturer in the Humanities Faculty of Sapporo Gukuin University (Japan) from 1995-1999 along with other sessional teaching roles at Senshu University and Sapporo Kokusai University. Mr Cowell is conversationally fluent in Japanese.
Callum holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Deakin University (formerly Victoria College – Rusden) and also undertook his postgraduate studies in Business and Tourism at Monash University.
Board Member, International Education Association of Australia