Professor Tim Dunne, Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Areas of responsibility

As the standing deputy to Professor Aidan Byrne, UQ’s Provost and Senior Vice-President, the role requires representing the Provost and taking forward initiatives sponsored by his Office. One such initiative is the People, Planning, Performance (P3) project which Tim co-leads with the PVC (Research) and the PVC (Teaching and Learning). An initial priority in this area was to develop data analytics to assist decision-makers in aligning their organisational units’ priorities with the overall strategy of the University; more recently, the P3 project has been engaged in a significant re-design of the academic appraisal process. Another dimension to the role is connected to people and culture. The Deputy Provost is the relevant senior executive for a number of matters relating to academic staffing and employee relations, including: enterprise bargaining, staff development, conduct and performance. With respect to culture, the Deputy Provost champions ability equality as well as many other priorities in the diversity and inclusion agenda. He has recently been designated the Vice-Chancellor’s liaison to the residential Colleges with a view to improving collaboration to enhance the student experience. 

The Deputy Provost has responsibility for four organisational areas: Planning and Business Intelligence; UQ Confucius Institute; UQ Art Museum; and the University of Queensland Press. 


Tim brings to the role more 30 years’ experience as an educator. Prior to becoming Deputy Provost in 2017, he was the inaugural Executive Dean of a newly consolidated Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at UQ.  He continues to be an active researcher and teacher in the School of Political Science. Tim previously held discipline and faculty-level leadership roles at the University of Exeter (England) and Aberystwyth University (Wales). His graduate training was at the University of Oxford where he won a national prize for his PhD. 

Tim is recognised for his research on human rights protection and foreign policy-making in a changing world order. He has written and co-edited thirteen books, including Human Rights in World Politics (1999), Worlds in Collision (2002), Terror in our Time (2012), The Oxford Handbook of the Responsibility to Protect (2016), The Globalization of International Society (2017), and a re-issue of a classic text edited by Herbert Butterfield and Martin Wight called Diplomatic Investigations: Essays in the Theory of International Politics (2019). He is currently working on a collaborative book project called The Rise of the International.

Tim is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia.

Professor Tim Dunne
Deputy Provost
BA(Hons) E.Anglia, MPhil, PhD Oxon., FASSA

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Room 443, Level 4,
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The University of Queensland
Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia


Ms Lu Apruzzese
Executive Assistant

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