Dr Amanda Bell AM


Dr Amanda Bell is Principal of The Women’s College within the University of Sydney.

Prior to leading the Women’s College, Dr Bell was Principal of Brisbane Girls Grammar School, one of Australia’s leading schools. Her professional expertise in education and visual arts has developed from wide experience in teaching, management and leadership roles across Australia and both sectors. Dr Bell’s doctoral research reflected her deep commitment to profiling the achievements and contributions of women in the arts, education and philanthropy.

Dr Bell is Deputy Chair of the Advisory Board for the International Centre for Youth Futures at the University of Technology in Sydney. She is also a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Menzies Research Centre and is immediate past Deputy Chair of the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art.

Dr Bell is a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators, Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

In 2007 Dr Bell was a state finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards and won a National Leadership Award in Music Education. She also won an Australian Government Award for Excellence as a Principal in 2008 and in 2011 was nominated by the Queensland Government’s Office for Women for inclusion in their 100 Years of Women’s Achievements register for her leadership in education.

Dr Bell mentors many women, including young women commencing their careers as well as mid-career women seeking professional guidance to secure senior roles.