Bronwyn Fredericks

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement), The University of Queensland

Professor Bronwyn Fredericks has over 30 years of experience working in and with the tertiary sector, State and Federal Governments, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-based organisations.

Prior to joining UQ, Bronwyn was Professor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) at Central Queensland University (CQU). She was also the Chairperson of CQU Academic Board and BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance Chair in Indigenous Engagement. She led CQU’s Reconciliation Action Plan process and the Office of Indigenous Engagement Change Proposal – initiatives which focused on realigning functions and activities to maximise resources provided for Indigenous education and support.

Bronwyn is a research lead in the health node of the Australian Research Council-funded National Indigenous Researchers and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN), a member of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) Research Advisory Committee (RAC), a Board Member of the Central Queensland Regional Aboriginal and Islander Health Organisation (CQRAICCHO) and a member of the Beyond Blue National Research Advisory Committee.

Prior to CQU, Bronwyn held several positions at QUT and has also worked with Monash University. She has been a recipient of research awards and fellowships, including both Endeavour and NHMRC awards. In 2016, Bronwyn was appointed as a Commissioner with the Queensland Productivity Commission (QPC) (one of only two appointments) to lead the Inquiry into service delivery in Queensland’s remote and discrete Indigenous communities.


  • 2012–2018
    President , Academic Board, CQUniversity
  • 2012–2018
    Member , Council, CQUniversity, Australia
  • 2015–2017
    Director , Central Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled Health Organisation (CQRAICCHO)