Dr Dino Willox is Director, Student Employability, and a Senate Member, at The University of Queensland and a Principal Fellow of AdvanceHE. They are responsible for developing and coordinating the strategic direction, framework, and services that assist students to become game-changing graduates. Working in partnership with internal and external stakeholders, Dino’s work spans professional, academic, curricular, and extracurricular spaces, taking a multidimensional strategic approach to embedding employability.  

Dino is an Ally Executive Champion and works with colleagues and the UQ Ally Action Committee to ensure that diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality are recognised as vital for creativity and innovation and is a former Board Member and Secretary of the Brisbane based LGBTIQ Legal Service. 

They were formerly Chair of the Employability Group and a member of the Student Experience Group for Universitas 21 (U21), a global network of research-intensive universities, and member of the organising committee for the Australian International Education Conference (AIEC). Dino was also non-executive Board Member and Company Secretary of the Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN), the peak body for practitioners involved in work integrated learning. 

They were also a Board Member of Hockey Queensland and spent over a decade representing Wales, Great Britain, and Australia as a field hockey umpire in tournaments worldwide. Prior to moving to Australia Dino was the Faculty Manager of Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow, and formally the Head of Student Records at Cardiff University. Dino’s pronouns are they / them.