BA (ANU), PhD (ANU), FAPS

Psychology
2003

Professor Terry is the Vice-Chancellor at Curtin University in Western Australia. As the chief academic officer, she is responsible for providing strategic leadership of the University’s broad academic agenda and overseeing the performance of the faculties and major research institutes. Prior to this appointment, Debbie held a range of senior appointments at UQ, including Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Oct 2012 - Jan 2014), Acting Vice-Chancellor (Dec 2011 - Oct 2012); Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic (2009 - 2011); Deputy Vice–Chancellor, Teaching & Learning (2008); Executive Dean, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (2006 – 2007); and Head of the School of Psychology (2000 – 2005).

Professor Terry received a BA and PhD in psychology from ANU. Debbie is a Fellow of both the Australian Psychological Society and the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA), and is currently President of ASSA. She also sits on the Australian Council of Learned Academies and the Strategic Advisory Committee for the Office of Teaching & Learning, Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education. She is Chair of the Queensland Panel for the Sir General John Monash Awards and is Associate Editor of the British Journal of Psychology, and has previously been Chair of the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre and Chair of the Australian Research Council's College of Experts in the Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences.

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  • 2014: Vice-Chanellor, Curtin University
  • 2012: Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, The University of Queensland
  • 2012: Member, Strategic Advisory Committee, Office of Teaching & Learning, Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE)
  • 2005 – 2006: Chair, Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts in the Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences
  • 2004: Member, Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts in the Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences
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    2005 – 2008: Member, National Committee for Psychology, Australian Academy of Science

  • 2005 – 2006: President, Society of Australasian Social Psychologists

Terry, D.J., & Hynes, G.J. (1998). Adjustment to a low control situation: Re-examining the role of coping responses. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74, 1078-1092.

Terry, D.J., & Hogg, M.A. (1996). Group norms and the attitude-behavior relationship. A role for group identification. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 22, 776-793.

Terry, D.J., Mayocchi, L., & Hynes, G. (1996). Depressive symptomatology in new mothers: A stress and coping perspective. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 105, 220-231.

Hogg, M.A., Terry, D.J., & White, K.M. (1995). A tale of two theories: Critical comparison of identity theory and social identity theory. Social Psychology Quarterly, 58, 255-269.

Terry, D.J. (1994). The determinants of coping: The role of stable and situational factors. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 66, 895-910.