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Bronwyn Fredericks

Deputy 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.

Bronwyn is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) at The University of Queensland. Prior to joining UQ, Bronwyn was Professor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) at Central Queensland University (CQUni). She was also the Chairperson of CQUni's Academic Board and the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance Chair in Indigenous Engagement.

Prof Fredericks was a research lead in the health node of the Australian Research Council-funded National Indigenous Researchers and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN), and is still an active researcher with a number of NIRAKN members. She is currently a member of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Research Advisory Committee (RAC) and the Beyond Blue National Research Advisory Committee.

Prior to UQ, Bronwyn held positions at CQUni, QUT and Monash University, along with State and Federal Governments, and NGOs. 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. She was re-appointed to work on the QPC's Inquiry into Imprisonment and Recidivism, which was completed in 2019.


  • 2018–present
    Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement), University of Queensland
  • 2016–2019
    Commissioner , Queensland Productivity Commission (QPC)
  • 2012–2018
    President , Academic Board, CQUniversity
  • 2012–2018
    Member , Council, CQUniversity, Australia
  • 2012–2018
    Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) , CQUniversity, Australia
  • 2015–2017
    Director , Central Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled Health Organisation (CQRAICCHO)