Noted scholar Professor Deborah Terry has a PhD in psychology from the Australian National University. She is a Fellow and past President of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, as well as 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.

Prior to joining Curtin, she was Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Queensland University.