Since 2006, Doctor Sev Ozdowski is a director for Equity and Diversity in Western Sydney University and adjunct professor for Centre of Peace and Conflict Studies at University of Sydney. He was the Australian Human Rights Commissioner and Disability Discrimination Commissioner at the then named Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission from 2000-2005. He has also headed the Office of Multicultural and International Affairs in South Australia for five years, and since 2006 is the President of the Australian Council for Human Rights Education. Dr Ozdowski was recognized through various Australian and international honors, including an Order of Australia Medal in 1995, and was appointed as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2016.
Dr. Ozdowski graduated with a Master of Laws (LLM) and Master of Arts (MA) in Sociology from Poznań University, Poland and with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales. In 1984 he was awarded the Harkness Fellowship for post-graduate work at Harvard, Georgetown and Berkeley Universities in USA (1984–86).