Professor Alan Rix
Prof Iain Watson

Dr Campbell Gray
Executive Officer

Louise Doyle

Prof Tim Dunne

Jason Jacobs

Patty Danvar

Prof Ted Snell


The University of Queensland Art Museum Board was established in 2007 to oversee the development and management of The University of Queensland Art Museum and The University of Queensland Art Collection.

Professor Iain Watson was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) in August 2016 after serving as Executive Dean, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law for 5 years and before that, held the Deanship of the UQ Business School at The University of Queensland. Prior to coming to UQ, Professor Watson was the Deputy Dean at the University of Western Australia Business School (UWA).

  • Professor Iain Watson is responsible for leading the University's overall engagement strategy, with a particular focus on expanding the quality and scale of engagement with prospective students, industry, government, alumni and Aboriginal and Torres-Strait Islander communities.
  • Professor Watson’s career has spanned more than 20 years working in academia. Graduating from Ulster University with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Professor Watson went on to complete a Master of Science and a PhD, focussing on the use of market and industry data in financial distress modelling.
  • Professor Watson is currently a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Immediate Past Chair of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, Initial Accreditation Committee, a Director of the Australian Ireland Fund and sits on the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM Australia) Council of Governors. He is also a member of the Queensland Male Champions for Change.

Dr Campbell Gray was appointed Director of The University of Queensland Art Museum in March 2011.

  • He is committed to the significant contributions university art museums make to academic, regional and professional communities from challenging programs and collections, and through research collaborations with students and academics.
  • Previous appointments include Director, Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Utah, USA (1996–2011).
  • Senior Lecturer, University of Western Sydney, Sydney (1986–1996).
  • Director, Penrith Regional Gallery and the Lewers Bequest, Penrith (1981–1986).
  • Education Officer, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (1979–1981).

Louise Doyle

  • Louise completed a BA (Bachelor of Arts) in Fine Arts and Archaeology at Sydney University in 1979 and a Graduate Diploma in Education specializing in visual art education, the following year.
  • Between 1980 and 1988 Louise taught visual arts in secondary schools in Queensland and in 1989 undertook postgraduate study in Gallery Management at the University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts. In 1997 Louise completed a Masters Degree in Arts Administration.
  • Louise has contributed to the ongoing development of the visual art and museum sector as Director of Wagga Wagga, Bathurst and Cairns Regional Art Galleries.
  • Louise was inaugural curator of Old Parliament House a national political history museum and Head Curator at the Museum of Sydney before joining the National Portrait Gallery as Assistant Director, then as Director
  • She has also served on NSW Regional Galleries Board, Crafts Queensland’s Board and numerous committees, and is currently a Board member of the Canberra Convention Bureau.

Professor Tim Dunne

  • Tim brings to the role over 20 years of experience as researcher, educator and academic leader. His most recent appointment has been as Professor of International Relations and Research Director at UQ’s Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), where he led a successful application to AusAID for core Centre funding (20122015). 
  • He joined UQ in 2010 from the University of Exeter (UK) where he was Professor of International Relations, and successively Head of Politics, Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Dean of the College of Social Sciences. Tim began his career at Aberystwyth University in Wales, which is famous for having the oldest and one of the very best departments of International Relations in the world. His graduate training was at the University of Oxford. 
  • He is internationally recognised for his work on human rights protection and foreign policy-making in a changing world order. He has written and co-edited ten books, including Human Rights in World Politics (1999), Worlds in Collision (2002), International Relations Theories (2007), and Terror in our Time (2012) co-authored with Ken Booth. Tim has extensive experience as a co-editor of leading journals, including the European Journal of International Relations (20092013) and the Review of International Studies (19982002). Tim brings a strong commitment to teaching and learning exemplified by his engagement in professional training of diplomats and senior armed forces in Europe, Africa and Australia. 
  • In addition to traditional academic publications, Tim is a regular contributor to high profile websites and newspapers. As part of his duties in the Asia Pacific Centre for R2P, Tim has written several policy briefings and been involved in high-level discussions with governments and think tanks.

Professor Jason Jacobs

  • Jason Jacobs has an international reputation as a historian of television drama, its institutions, technology and aesthetics. He has taught film and television studies at the University of East Anglia, the University of Warwick, and Griffith University. His first book, The Intimate Screen (Oxford University Press, 2000) is a pioneering study of early television drama; his second book Body Trauma TV (British Film Institute, 2003) explores the aesthetics of the hospital drama in relation to the contemporary cultural imagination. More recently he published Deadwood (Palgrave Macmillan/British Film Institute, 2012), as part of the BFI TV Classics series.
  • He is currently working on an Australian Research Council funded project called ’The Persistence of Television: How the Medium Adapts to Survive in the Digital World', and is writing a book on David Milch, the author of Deadwood (Manchester University Press)
  • Jason is currently the Head of the School of Communication and Arts

Patty Danvar

  • As Pro Vice-Chancellor – Advancement (Acting), Ms Danver is responsible for an ambitious fundraising agenda that incorporates extensive community engagement and public relations.
  • Ms Danver is a member of the senior executive group, which is led by the Vice-Chancellor, and is principal advisor to the Vice-Chancellor on Advancement Strategy, lead solicitations and change management to embed best practice in Advancement throughout the institution. 
  • The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Advancement) reports to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor External Engagement on Advancement management and operations.
  • The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Advancement) is responsible for providing leadership in the Advancement Office, developing broad strategic direction and overall management for the fundraising functions and related support services, with the objective of attracting substantial philanthropic investment in the University.
  • Prior to joining UQ in 2015, Patty Danver was the Senior Executive Director, Division of Development and Alumni Relations at George Washington University (GW) from 2009.
  • Patty has extensive experience in strategic campaign engagement and was involved with the successful launch of the US$1B campaign at GW.
  • Past appointments include international schools in Washington DC and the American School in London. Prior to alumni relations roles,
  • Patty began her career in marketing and public relations in the health sector

Winthrop Professor Ted Snell AM CitWA

  • Ted Snell AM, Cit WA was born in 1949, at Geraldton, Western Australia. After completing an Associateship in Art Teaching he travelled to England to undertake postgraduate study in Birmingham. He returned to Australia and began teaching part-time at WAIT (now Curtin University of Technology), where he was Professor of Contemporary Art and Dean of Art, John Curtin Gallery. In 2009 he was appointed as Winthrop Professor and Director of the Cultural Precinct at the University of Western Australia.
  • Over the past two decades he has contributed to the national arts agenda through his role as Chair of the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council, Chair of the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools, Chair of Artbank, Chair of the Asialink Visual Arts Advisory Committee and as a Board member of the National Association for the Visual Arts.  
  • He has been a commentator on the arts for ABC radio and television and is currently Perth art reviewer for The Australian and a regular contributor to local and national journals. He has published several books and has curated numerous exhibitions, many of which document the visual culture of Western Australia.