Prior to commencing this
role in August 2020, Professor Terry served as Vice-Chancellor of Curtin
University, in Western Australia (from February 2014 to July 2020). She 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
She is the Deputy Chair
of the University Foreign Interference Taskforce Steering Group and is a former
Chair of the Board of Universities Australia. Professor Terry is also 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, the National Schools
Resourcing Board and the AARNET 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.