Dr Terry Fitzsimmons
Terry Fitzsimmons
Senior Lecturer in Leadership
  • PhD, Leadership (University of Queensland)
  • Master of Business Administration (Advanced) , Business (University of Queensland)
  • Bachelor of Economics, Accounting and Economics (Macquarie University)
+61 4 0409 3655
UQ Business School

    Terry is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of experience. He is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the University of Queensland Business School working with the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital researching newcomer and leadership transitions. He recently completed a PhD Thesis titled ‘Navigating CEO appointments: Do Australia's top male and female CEOs differ in how they made it to the top?’ Terry is also a management consultant, public speaker and lecturer in the areas of leadership, strategy, gender diversity and management. He consults to the Education Departments of Qld, NSW & Victoria in the delivery of the National History Curriculum and is currently National President of the Australasian Living History Federation representing over 2500 members and 170 Associations. He has formerly sat upon Listed Public Company Boards in Australia and overseas.

    Research interests

    Gender Equality
    Gender Equality in all areas of leadership in Australia



    • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
    • Academy of Management


    Australian Postgraduate Award Recipient - 2007

    Major research grants

    Title Agency Year Amount
    Exploring the causes of gender differences in self confidence and career aspirations. UQ Early Career Researcher 2016 $16,000