As the Faculty’s Deputy Executive Dean, Professor Bodman has a broad-ranging role that includes assisting the Executive Dean in the provision of leadership within the Faculty and Schools with regard to planning, performance and University strategic and operational alignment. Part of the Faculty leadership team, he supports the academic and operational objectives of the Faculty, including oversight of governance and major projects and initiatives.

Professor Bodman is a representative of the Executive Dean and Faculty to the external community and is responsible for developing and supporting continuous improvement initiatives for local, national and international collaborations and engagement activities. He also provides assistance to the Executive Dean in managing the finances of the Faculty.

Professor Bodman works with the Associate Dean Academic and Associate Dean Research to ensure that academic staff at all levels are able to undertake research and/or scholarship of teaching at the highest possible level of innovation and impact, including collaborative, industry-focused, and commercialisable research.

Professor Bodman has a background in economics teaching and research, specialising in macroeconomics, applied econometrics and labour economics. He won a national AAUT Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (COCSL) Award in 2011 as well as multiple awards for teaching within UQ. His international standing is reflected further through his role as an international discipline expert with the Hong Kong Council for the Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ), leading accreditation panels in Hong Kong in the areas of economics, business, finance, accounting, management and tourism. In recognition of his work with the HKCAAVQ, he was appointed in 2017 as a non‐local auditor with the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Council (QAC).  

Professor Bodman was the Faculty’s Associate Dean (Academic) from September 2011 to December 2017, where he led the Faculty's student-focused operations and was instrumental in the restructuring of the BEL Student Experience Team. In 2017, he won the University’s Award for Excellence in Leadership in recognition of his contributions to the Faculty as an energetic, innovative, and reliable leader with a vision for change.