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Emeritus Professor Peter W Sheehan AO

Director
BA(Hons), PhD

BBI Director Emeritus Professor Peter W Sheehan AOEmeritus Professor Peter Sheehan holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a PhD in Psychology from The University of Sydney.

He has been on the staff at many Universities including The University of Sydney, The Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia), The City University of the City of New York, The University of New England (Armidale, Australia), the University of Queensland (Australia), and Australian Catholic University. He served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Postgraduate Studies) at the University of Queensland and Vice Chancellor of Australian Catholic University.

Throughout his career, Emeritus Professor Sheehan has held the role of President of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, the International Congress of Psychology and The Australian Psychological Society. He has been Chair of the Consultative Committee of the Australian Academies, the Research Committee of the Australian Research Council and the Australian Research Grants Committee. Emeritus Professor Sheehan was also a Member of the Australian Universities Quality Agency from 2003-2006.

Emeritus Professor Sheehan is Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, the Australian Psychological Society, and the Australian Society of Hypnosis. He is also Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and the Australian College of Educators.

Emeritus Professor Sheehan has published (as author or co-author) many books, research monographs and research articles in the field of Psychology. He has received a number of awards, including The Ernest R. Hilgard Award for Scientific Excellence.

Most recently, he was Chair of the Queensland Catholic Education Commission, and currently serves on the Governing Council of Divine Word University, Papua New Guinea.

He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 1995 for services to Psychology and Education, and received the Centenary Medal from the Australian Government in 2003 for his contributions to Psychology and University Administration.

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