After six years as Vice-Chancellor of Curtin University, Professor Deborah Terry returned to The University of Queensland as Vice-Chancellor and President on 1 August 2020.
She is a Fellow and past President of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, and past Deputy Chair of the Board of Universities Australia.
Professor Terry is a member of the Board of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government, the Committee for Perth, St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls, and AARNet, the provider of Australia’s network infrastructure for education and research. She is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Australian Research Council (ARC) and has previously chaired both the Australian Council of Learned Academies and the ARC’s College of Experts in the Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences.
In 2015, Professor Terry was made an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to education in the tertiary sector.