Professor Deborah Terry AO, Vice-Chancellor and President

Professor
Deborah Terry AO

Vice-Chancellor and President

BA (Hons) ANU, PhD ANU, FASSA, FAPS

 


 

The Vice-Chancellor and President is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the University, responsible to Senate for UQ’s strategic direction, performance and external affairs; and chair of the University’s Capital Management Group.

 

Professor Deborah Terry AO

Vice-Chancellor and President

BA (Hons) ANU, PhD ANU, FASSA, FAPS

 


 

The Vice-Chancellor and President is the Chief Executive Officer of the University, responsible to Senate for UQ’s strategic direction, performance and external affairs.

 

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Biography

Professor Deborah Terry AO is Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of Queensland (UQ). Prior to commencing this role in August 2020, she served as Vice-Chancellor of Curtin University in Western Australia (from February 2014 to July 2020).

Professor Terry was made an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) in June 2015, in recognition of her distinguished service to education in the tertiary sector.

She is also Chair of the Board of Universities Australia; a Fellow and past President of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia; an appointed member of the Australian Research Council Advisory Council; and serves on the Australia and New Zealand School of Government Board and Australia's Academic and Research Network Board.

Having grown up in Perth and Canberra, Professor Terry completed her PhD in Social Psychology at the Australian National University in Canberra. From there, she commenced her distinguished career at UQ in 1990, initially as an internationally recognised scholar in psychology. During her 24 years at UQ, Professor Terry progressed through a number of senior leadership roles to become Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, before leaving for her role as Vice-Chancellor of Curtin University in early 2014.

 

Professor Deborah Terry AO
Vice-Chancellor and President

  +61 (7) 3365 1300
  +61 (7) 3365 1266
  vc@uq.edu.au

Level 4, Brian Wilson Chancellery,
The University of Queensland
Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia

 
 

Sue Cox
Executive Assistant

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  +61 (7) 3365 1266
  s.cox@uq.edu.au

 
 

Jo Connah
Director, Office of the Vice-Chancellor

  +61 (7) 3365 4412
  j.connah@uq.edu.au