Professor Monique Skidmore
Professor Monique Skidmore

PhD (McGill), MA (McGill), BA (Hons) (ANU), BSc (ANU), GAICD

Phone: + 61 (7) 3365 7366
Fax: + 61 (7) 3365 1314
E-mail: m.skidmore@uq.edu.au
Office: Level 3, Brian Wilson Chancellery (St Lucia)
Post: The University of Queensland
Brisbane, Qld 4072, Australia

Executive Assistant
Ms Lyndall Grant

Phone: +61 (7) 3365 7366
Email: lyndall.grant@uq.edu.au

Executive Officer
Ms Janey Saunders

Phone: +61 (7) 3346 9772
Email: j.saunders2@uq.edu.au

Areas of responsibility

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor has university-wide portfolio responsibility for international development, policy and strategy at The University of Queensland. Functions under direct management of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor include UQ International and the Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education.

Biography

Professor Monique Skidmore joined UQ in March 2014, as Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (International).

As a member of the senior management group, Professor Skidmore has university-wide portfolio responsibility for international development, policy and strategy at The University of Queensland. Functions under her direct management include UQ International and the Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education.

Professor Skidmore brings to the position significant academic and senior leadership experience, most recently as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International and Major Projects) at the University of Canberra and adjunct professor at Australian National University. Before that she was the University of Canberra's Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Design.

She has also held academic and research positions at McGill University, the University of Melbourne and the Australian National University, and was a Rockefeller Visiting Fellow at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA. She has won several international grants awards for her research, including a Wenner-Gren dissertation fieldwork grant, the HBM Murphy International Prize for Medical Anthropology, Australian Research Council grants and Deans Honours for her PhD. Her academic expertise is in the field of international relations, politics and government.

Professor Skidmore has a BSc and BA (Hons) in anthropology from the Australian National University, as well as an MA and PhD in Medical Anthropology from McGill University in Canada.

An internationally renowned expert on Burma, Professor Skidmore has edited and authored several books on the country and its politics, including Karaoke fascism: Burma and the politics of fear and frequently comments on Burmese issues in the national and international media. She has also published numerous articles, book chapters and encyclopedia entries on violence and psychological wellbeing, health and human rights in Burma, and medical anthropology.

In addition to her strong academic and leadership credentials, Professor Skidmore speaks Spanish, French and Burmese, and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Professor Skidmore is currently a member of Universities Australia Deputy Vice-Chancellors (International) Executive; Go8 International Strategy Group; Treasurer, International Education Association of Australia (IEAA); a member of the Executive Committee of the University of Danang-University of Queensland English Language Institute, Danang, Vietnam (an unincorporated joint venture) and The University of Queensland-Universidad Catolica del Norte English Language Institute (an unincorporated joint venture); and Chair of The University of Queensland’s Confucius Institute Board.

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