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Professor Geraldine Mackenzie

Professor Geraldine Mackenzie

The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive Officer of the University, and is also the University’s principal academic officer.

The Vice-Chancellor exercises general supervision over the activities and welfare of staff and students of the University, and promotes the interests and furthers the development of UniSQ


Professor Geraldine Mackenzie is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southern Queensland a position she has held since 2017.  A highly experienced leader in higher education, she has held senior executive positions since 2009.

Professor Mackenzie is a Steering Group member of the University Foreign Interference Taskforce.  She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Australian Institute of Managers and Leaders. Professor Mackenzie was previously a Board Member of Universities Australia and Chair of the Queensland Vice-Chancellor’s Committee.

A Barrister by profession, she is passionate about broadening participation in higher education, particularly in regional Australia, and fostering links between the University, business, and the community. 

Memberships and affiliations

Professor Mackenzie is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Australian Institute of Managers and Leaders, and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  Her research interests and expertise are in law and public policy, particularly sentencing.

Vice-Chancellor's Executive

The Vice-Chancellor is supported by an experienced professional executive:

Our Vice-Chancellor's Executive is a key advisory committee to the Vice-Chancellor on all matters relating to the management of the University and on the setting of strategic directions and the development of policy.

Contact details

Phone: +61 7 4631 2168
Executive Assistant: Toni Osmond
Chief of Staff to the Vice-Chancellor: