Lesley Chenoweth

Professor Lesley Chenoweth AO is the Pro Vice Chancellor and Head of the Logan campus. Lesley is Griffith’s inaugural Professor of Social Work in the School of Human Services & Social Work and was appointed as Head of Logan Campus from January 2011.

Lesley has had a distinguished career as an academic in social work and disability and has held positions at The University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology. She has served on numerous government , community boards and professional bodies and is a Foundation Fellow of the Australian College of Social Work. Lesley was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in June 2015.

In her current role, Lesley is responsible for developing partnerships between the university and the community, a role that sees her working on building aspiration and widening participation in higher education in the Logan community which is one of Australia’s most diverse but also disadvantaged areas.