Academy Council

  • Professor Helen Chenery

    Professor Helen Chenery

    Professor Chenery PhD MSpThy BSpThy GAICD FQA has extensive strategic and operational experience in executive leadership ... read more
  • Emeritus Prof. Alan Lawson

    Emeritus Prof. Alan Lawson

    Emeritus Professor Alan Lawson’s career at the University of Queensland included periods as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research & International), Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Dean, UQ Graduate School, and ... read more
  • Mr Hamish Bain

    Mr Hamish Bain

    A consultant business economist whose work has been heavily involved in regional and rural development issues at a national level.

    He has ... read more
  • Professor Frederick D'Agostino

    Professor Frederick D'Agostino

    VP People and Culture

    Fred D'Agostino is Emeritus Professor of Humanities in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Queensland, where he was ... read more

  • Emeritus Prof. Allan Layton

    Emeritus Prof. Allan Layton

    VP Resourcing and Development
    Professor Allan Layton, BEcon (1st Class Hons), MEcon, PhD (Qld), received his Doctorate in 1982 and was appointed Professor in 1992. During his academic career ... read more
  • Dr Joseph McDowall

    Dr Joseph McDowall

    VP Communications
    Dr Joseph McDowall has a PhD from the University of Queensland in social psychology. He has lectured both there and at Griffith University in the ... read more
  • Adj. Prof. Else Shepherd AM

    Adj. Prof. Else Shepherd AM


    After graduating in Electrical Engineering from the University of Queensland in 1965, Else commenced her working career in Mackay as a process control engineer in ... read more

  • Professor Kaye Basford

    Professor Kaye Basford

    Kaye is a Professor of Biometry at The University of Queensland (UQ), undertaking teaching and research at the interface between statistics, quantitative genetics and plant ... read more
  • Assoc. Prof. Bronwyn Lea

    Assoc. Prof. Bronwyn Lea


    Professor Bronwyn Lea teaches and researches in critical and creative writing, with specialties in contemporary literature and publishing, poetics, narratology, research-led practice, and gender studies. ... read more

  • Professor Virginia Slaughter

    Professor Virginia Slaughter


    Virginia Slaughter is Professor and Head of the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland, Australia. She earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts from ... read more

  • The Hon. Dr Margaret White AM

    The Hon. Dr Margaret White AM


    The Honourable Dr Margaret White AO in an Adjunct Professor with the TC Beirne School of Law at The University of Queensland. ... read more

  • Professor Robina Xavier

    Professor Robina Xavier


    Professor Robina Xavier, PhD, GAICD, is the incoming Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Education) at QUT and the current Executive Dean of ... read more

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