Our Leaders

Professor Deborah Terry, Vice-Chancellor, 2014–present.

A recognised international scholar in psychology and former Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Queensland, Terry is seen as an ideal choice to lead Curtin on its path of being a globally-focused, research-intensive university. In her first couple of years at Curtin, Terry has shown a commitment to building on Curtin’s strengths and successes, including managing final approvals for the Curtin Medical School, overseeing construction of its state-of-the-art new building at Bentley and planning for the medical school’s outer-suburban presence at Midland. Furthering Curtin’s global agenda, she has developed important new educational partnerships with prestigious international universities such as the University of Aberdeen and Fudan University and overseen the development of Curtin’s new Dubai campus.  She has also given priority to creating a much stronger presence and profile for Curtin in the Perth CBD to support deeper engagement with the business community. Well-regarded for her consultative leadership style, she is also contributing much to strengthening the University’s values-based culture.