Professor Deborah Terry AO, Vice-Chancellor and President

Professor
Deborah Terry AO

Vice-Chancellor and President

BA(Hons), PhD ANU, HonLLD Aberd., FASSA

 


 

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), PhD ANU, HonLLD Aberd., FASSA

 


 

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 a highly experienced leader in the Australian university sector – and an internationally recognised scholar in psychology.

Since August 2020, Professor Terry has served as Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of Queensland (UQ). Prior to this, she was Vice-Chancellor of Curtin University in Western Australia, from 2014 to 2020.

Having grown up in Perth and Canberra, Professor Terry completed her PhD in Social Psychology at the Australian National University in Canberra. She moved to Brisbane in 1990 to begin her academic career in UQ’s School of Psychology. Between 1990 and 2014, Professor Terry progressed through a range of academic positions at UQ before moving into senior university leadership roles, eventually becoming Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

Professor Terry is a Fellow and past President of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and an appointed member of the Australian Research Council Advisory Council. She currently serves on the Board of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government, AARNET and the National Schools Resourcing Board. She is also a former Chair of the Board of Universities Australia and a member of the Universitas 21 Executive Committee.

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.

 

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 Allen
Executive Assistant

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  +61 (7) 3365 1266
  vc.ea@uq.edu.au

 
 

Jo Connah
Director, Office of the Vice-Chancellor

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  j.connah@uq.edu.au