AmCham Women In Leadership Breakfast with Professor Deborah Terry AO, Vice Chancellor, Curtin University

Event Date: 
19 October 2016
Parmelia Hilton Perth
14 Mill Street

Innovation is critical to our future economic prosperity. In this respect, WA is uniquely positioned to be an international hub for big data and innovation, built around one of the largest scientific projects of the 21st century, the Square Kilometre Array, and the Pawsey Centre.

The State’s universities have a critical role to play in diversifying WA’s economy, through their place in an integrated innovation ecosystem; through the role they play in supporting a strong and vibrant international education sector; and through the delivery of the graduate capabilities and skills required for the future.

Professor Deborah Terry AO was appointed Curtin University’s Vice-Chancellor in February 2014 and is the immediate past President of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) and member of the Board of Universities Australia. She is also on the Board of AARNET, Australia’s Academic and Research Network and a past Chair of the Australian Council of Learned Academies and the Australian Research Council's College of Experts in the Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences.

Professor Terry completed her PhD in Social Psychology at the Australian National University. She had a distinguished career at the University of Queensland, initially as an internationally recognised scholar in psychology, before progressing through a number of senior leadership roles, including Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and was made an Officer in the General Division (AO) in June 2015 for distinguished service to education in the tertiary sector.

Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest and most culturally diverse university with Australia’s third largest international student population. Around 60,000 students from more than 130 countries study a Curtin degree at locations including Perth, Margaret River, Kalgoorlie, Sydney, Malaysia and Singapore.

We hope to welcome you at the next event in AmCham's prestigious Women In Leadership series.

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American Chamber of Commerce in Australia
08 9325 9540
08 9221 3725
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