Cindy has been with UQ since 1979 and has been a professor since 1996. She was the founding director of the former Social and Behavioural Sciences (SBS) Faculty Centre for Social Research in Communication. She has held several University executive positions including serving as President of the Academic Board (1998 to 2000), and Associate Dean (Research) (2003-2007, also Deputy Executive Dean 2006-7), and Acting Executive Dean (2008-2009) in the former Faculty of SBS. Cindy’s areas of research interest include health communication and health psychology. She is a Fellow of several prestigious international and Australian Academies.