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Deputy Vice-Chancellor Strategic Development

Professor Andy Bridges

Professor Andy Bridges
Phone:  + 61 (0) 7 4150 7171

Beth Whitworth
Executive Assistant to Professor Andy Bridges
Phone:   + 61 (0) 7 4150 7190

About the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Strategic Development

In his role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience), Andy heads up a division that oversees the student journey from admission and enrolment through to graduation and undertakes a comprehensive range of student services.  With a strong focus on ensuring a positive student experience for all students, the Division provides a student advisory service, participation and wellbeing support, and student communications.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Development) has oversight of major development projects both nationally and internationally. This position takes the lead on key strategies driving growth, the development of new products and new locations, employer engagement, reputation management and impact. Currently, these projects include expansion at our North Queensland campuses in Cairns and Townsville; development of the University’s short course and professional development education products, leveraging the relationship with universities in the sister cities of our Queensland locations; and managing the University’s returns to worldwide University rankings.

As a member of the University's Senior Executive, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor supports the Vice-Chancellor and President with the leadership and management of the University, underpinning its vision and academic direction as an innovative, accessible and great University in line with its values and Strategic and Operational Plans.

About Professor Andy Bridges

Andy has a background in applied cognitive psychology and has worked with industry and academic partners in areas including the design of complex systems and applications of psychology to technology. Professor Bridges joined CQUniversity in 2010 as Dean of the School of Human, Health and Social Sciences after undertaking senior roles in a number of UK Universities. During his tenure as Dean, Andy led extensive growth in the disciplines offered by the school, student enrolments and research outcomes before moving into the role of DVC (Student Experience & Strategic Development) alongside his leadership role in the Wide Bay Burnett region. Andy is a keen advocate for the provision of high quality, community-relevant education and research at all levels in regional Australia.