Professor Bronwyn Fredericks, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement)

Areas of responsibility

As Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement), Professor Fredericks is responsible for leading the implementation of the Indigenous strategy and strengthening leadership within the University in relation to Indigenous Engagement, as well as building links with the community. She is also leading the implementation of UQ’s first Reconciliation Action Plan.


Professor Bronwyn Fredericks has over 30 years of experience working in and with the tertiary sector, State and Federal Governments, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-based organisations. 

Prior to joining UQ, Bronwyn was Professor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) at Central Queensland University (CQU). She was also the Chairperson of CQU Academic Board and BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance Chair in Indigenous Engagement. She led CQU’s Reconciliation Action Plan process and the Office of Indigenous Engagement Change Proposal – initiatives which focused on realigning functions and activities to maximise resources provided for Indigenous education and support.

In 2017 Professor Fredericks was appointed as one of two Commissioners with the Queensland Productivity Commission (QPC) and was the presiding commissioner leading the Inquiry into Service Provision in Discrete and Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities. In 2019, she was a Commissioner with the Inquiry into Imprisonment and Recidivism, and in 2018, a Commissioner with the Inquiry into Manufacturing in Queensland. 

Bronwyn is a member of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) Research Advisory Committee, the Beyond Blue National Research Advisory Committee, a NATSIHEC representative for Universities Australia, a judge for Queensland’s Australian of the Year Award, and on numerous other Queensland and national annual awards committees, as well as being a member of the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) College of Experts.

Bronwyn has been a recipient of research awards and fellowships, including both Endeavour and NHMRC awards and in recognition of her research, Bronwyn received the inaugural 2019 Public Health Award in Indigenous Health.

Indigenous Education Statements

Professor Bronwyn Fredericks
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement)
DipT(Sec) Bris.CAE, BEd, MEd QUT, MEdSt Tas., PhD C.Qld.

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Room 363, Level 3,
Brian Wilson Chancellery
The University of Queensland
Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia


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Acting Executive Assistant

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