Professor Deborah Terry AO
Professor Terry joined Curtin as Vice-Chancellor in 2014, following a 24-year career at the University of Queensland (UQ). She is an alumna of the Australian National University, graduating with a PhD in psychology, and began her career at UQ as a lecturer before progressing through a number of senior leadership roles to Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor.
Professor Terry is Fellow and the immediate past President of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, as well as Deputy Chair of the Board of Universities Australia. She is also on the Board of the Committee for Perth and AARNET, the provider of Australia’s network infrastructure for education and research. Also previously chairing both the Australian Council of Learned Academies and the Australian Research Council’s College of Experts in the Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences.
Curtin University has a long-standing and strong commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship.
This year Curtin University is celebrating 50 years of innovation. Since welcoming the first 2,000 students to the WA Institute of Technology in 1967, Curtin University has been changing lives and communities through education and research.