Professor Cindy Gallois is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Queensland.
She served as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (2008–09, Deputy Executive Dean 2006–07), and was Associate Dean (Research) from 2003–07.
Professor Gallois was founding Director of the Centre for Social Research in Communication from 2002–05, after finishing her term as President of the UQ Academic Board (1998–2000; Deputy President 1997).
Her research focuses on intergroup language and communication, especially in health, organisational, and intercultural contexts; she has published more than 200 articles, chapters, and books on these topics, as well as supervising 40+ PhD students in psychology, health, communication, and related disciplines to successful completion.
Over the past 20 years, she has contributed to the development and extension of Communication Accommodation Theory, the leading theory of intergroup communication, in these contexts.