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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 commenced as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southern Queensland in September 2017.

An experienced university leader, she has served in senior executive roles at three universities since 2009, in a career in academia beginning in 1989.

Professor Mackenzie is a member of the Boards of Universities Australia and the Regional Australia Institute; and Chair of the Queensland Vice-Chancellor’s Committee and the Ipswich Hospital Foundation.  She is also a member of the Space Industry Leaders Forum at the Australian Space Agency, and a member of Chief Executive Women. 

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: