The Honourable Catherine Branson AC
NRF Advisory Member since 2014 | Adjunct Professor, Adelaide Law School | Deputy Chancellor, University of Adelaide | Board Member, Cancer Council SA | Chair, Human Rights Law Centre | Federal Court Judge - Former | President, Australian Human Rights Commission - Former
- Deputy Chancellor, University of Adelaide
- Chair, Human Rights Law Centre
- Board Member, Cancer Council SA
- Adjunct Professor, Adelaide Law School
- The first female in Australia to be appointed Crown Solicitor
- Member of the National Women's Advisory Council
- Served as President of the Australian Institute of Judicial Administration
- Appointed President of the Australian Human Rights Commission
- Awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws by Flinders University
- Awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by Macquarie University
Other Boards and not-for-profit organisation involvement:
Catherine is Patron of the Palya Fund, Chair, SA Selection Panel for General Sir John Monash Scholarships; Chair, The Lloyd Cox O&G Research Fund; Advisory Board Member of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law (Uni of NSW) and Public Law & Policy Research Unit (Uni of Adelaide).
Involvement with the NRF Board:
"Few things can be more important to all of us than a healthy and functional brain, spine and nervous system? This has been particularly been brought home to me since my mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease."
Catherine discusses her inspirations: "Dame Roma Mitchell, and The Hon Brian Cox QC – for whom I worked as a research assistant when he held the office of Solicitor General for SA."