Dr Deborah Brown has been appointed to Professor in the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry.

Professor Brown is the first female professor of philosophy in Queensland, an incredible achievement when only 26 per cent of senior academic staff at level D and above are women*.

Professor Brown’s research interests span from Early Modern Philosophy to the Philosophy of Mind and Metaphysics.

In recent years, she has spearheaded UQ’s Critical Thinking Project, the University’s most extensive outreach program and Solid Pathways programme which supports Queensland’s high-achieving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students through school and into careers.

Deb graduated from UQ’s Bachelor of Arts (Honours), was a University medallist and went on to study her Master of Arts and PhD at the University of Toronto.

*2016 UA Selected Inter-Institutional Gender Equity Statistics PDF