Bond University


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Bond University is a private university located in Queensland, Australia. Established in 1987, the university hosts over 4,000 students just outside the city of Gold Coast. Routinely awarded for the quality of its student experience, Bond University aims to personalize each student’s education with an emphasis on innovative methods of teaching. Especially noted for its Public Health and Health Services programs, Bond University represents a research leader in Australia and beyond.


The Honourable Dr Annabelle Bennett AO SC was formally elected as Bond University's 8th Chancellor on 19th April 2016. Dr Bennett retired as a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia in March 2016 after a distinguished career in the law. Dr Bennett initially graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Science Degree and subsequently completed a PhD in Cell Biology. Later, she studied Law and practised as a barrister. She became a Senior Counsel in New South Wales in 1994. In addition to an appointment as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia, Dr Bennett has served as the President of the Copyright Tribunal of Australia, Arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Presidential Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and an Additional Judge of the Supreme Court of the ACT. In 1998, she joined the Council of the Australian National University and served for over a decade as Pro Chancellor. She has also served as Chairman of the National Health and Medical Research Council. In 2005 she was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to the law, particularly in the areas of intellectual property, administrative law and professional conduct; and to the community.

Hon. Dr Annabelle Bennett AO SC,