The Bradley Building is UniSA’s flagship research, teaching and public engagement facility.

It is home to UniSA’s key Clinical & Health Sciences research concentrations, which investigate diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart and cardiovascular disease and a range of related therapies.

A base for research into population health, radiotherapy and genomics, it includes teaching spaces for fields such as pharmacy and other postgraduate programs.

The building also houses UniSA’s futuristic Museum of Discovery, MOD. and the Innovation and Collaboration Centre (ICC).

Dedicated to Emeritus Professor Denise Bradley AC

DeniseBradley-800.jpgThe Bradley Building is named in honour of UniSA’s former Vice Chancellor Emeritus Professor Denise Bradley AC and is a modern symbol of her legacy and contribution to our university.

Emeritus Professor Bradley’s contribution to UniSA, to higher education more broadly, and to aspiring female leaders around the country, is immeasurable. Her achievements are so significant that she continues to be one of the most celebrated pioneers in Australia’s education sector.

In her role as Vice Chancellor, Denise was formidable. She spearheaded conversations around global and online learning, higher education funding and program development, and always ensured equity and access to tertiary learning was at the forefront of discussions.

The Bradley Building will remind future generations that it is people like Denise who create change, shape fairer societies and light the way.

The Bradley Building has also been honoured with a Kaurna name, Purruna Wardli, which means Healthy Place.

Bradley Building dedication

The dedication became official at a special ceremony on 29 March 2021, in the same year UniSA marked its 30th birthday.

To mark the occasion, 70 people including Denise’s family members and current and former UniSA colleagues gathered to unveil Professor Bradley’s portrait in the building foyer. An engraving at the front of the building was also unveiled with a quote drawn from Denise’s farewell address to the UniSA community, where she remarked that, “The days of a successful university must all be first days”.  The event was attended by the Governor of South Australia, His Excellency the Honorable Hieu Van Le, Mr Matt Cowdrey OAM, MP representing the State Government, Dr Susan Close representing the Opposition, former UniSA Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Hoj, and former Chancellor Ian Gould. Ms Maggie Klingberg also attended representing her husband, the former Chancellor David Klingberg AO.