Professor Alan Rix
Professor Alan Rix


Phone: +61 (7) 334 69888

Office: Room 444, J D Story Building No. 61, St Lucia
Post: Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor
Room 444, J D Story Building 61
St Lucia Campus
The University of Queensland
Brisbane QLD 4072

Personal assistant
Mrs Raewyn Peeti
Phone: +61 (7) 334 69888

Areas of responsibility

  • Administrative leadership and general superintendence of the Gatton Campus and the Pinjarra Hills Site.
  • Industrial and employee relations issues as they relate to academic staff, and UQ staff development programs.

Professor Rix was born in Sydney in 1949, educated in Sydney and at the Australian National University in Canberra.

Professor Rix has worked at the Australian National University in Canberra, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Griffith University, and became Professor of Japanese Studies at The University of Queensland in 1985. He has published and consulted widely in his professional academic field.

He was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (External Affairs) in 1994, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts in 1997, and PVC Ipswich in 2004 (a position renamed Pro-Vice-Chancellor in 2009). He is responsible for overall management and development of the UQ Gatton campus and Pinjarra Hills, and their community relationships, and is also in charge of employee relations for the University’s academic staff.

Professor Rix is involved in a number of boards and committees in the education sector. He is Chair of the Board of the Edmund Rice Flexible Learning Centres Network, and a member of the Board of UQ College Ltd.

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