Professor Denise Bradley AC

Emeritus Professor Denise Bradley AC

Emeritus Professor Denise Bradley AC is a noted Australian higher education administrator, with specialist interests in educational equity and excellence. She led the Review of Australian Higher Education in 2008 (the Bradley Review).

Professor Bradley served as Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of South Australia from 1997 to 2007. She was Chair of the South Australian Training and Skills Commission between 2008 and 2010 and has been a non-Executive Director of SEEK Limited since 16 February 2010.

Professor Bradley was a member of the TAFE Council of the Commonwealth Tertiary Education Commission, a foundation Director of the Australian Universities Quality Agency (2000–2003) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Business/Higher Education Round Table (1999–2007).

Professor Bradley began her professional career as a teacher in secondary schools and colleges, and was Women’s Adviser to the South Australian Education Department from 1977 to 1980.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sydney University, a Diploma of Education from Adelaide University, a Diploma of Librarianship from the University of NSW, and a Masters degree in Social Administration from Flinders University. She holds Honorary Doctorates from Pukyong University (Korea), the University of South Australia, RMIT University and the University of Western Sydney.