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University Research Committee

The University Research Committee is a Committee of Academic Board.

Purpose & Function

To advise the Academic Board and the Vice-Chancellor on research objectives and strategies, the University’s research performance, research and research training policy and practice and research degree programs.

Closing date for papers

Please contact if you require further information regarding closing dates for submission of papers to the Committee.

Meetings in 2019

All meetings are held in the Council Room. Meeting dates are:

Meeting # Date Closing date for papers/items
2019-122 January8 January
2019-2 12 March 26 February
2019-3 7 May 23 April
2019-4    16 July 2 July
2019-5 10 September 27 August
2019-6 29 October 15 October


Position Incumbent
Chair: DVC Research & Innovation Leigh Sullivan
Associate Dean(s) Research (ADR's) Roland Goecke - Faculty of Science and Technology (SciTech)
Jennie Scarvell - Faculty of Health
Sora Park - Faculty of Arts and Design (FAD)
David Carter - Faculty of Business, Government and Law (BGL)
Members of Academic BoardTBA
Elected Academic Staff Member Ben Rattray
Directors of University Research Institutes Janine Deakin - Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE)
Laurie Brown - Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA)
Rachel Davey - UC Health Research Institute (HRI)
Dean, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership and StrategyPeter Radoll
Academic Director, Graduate Research  Kerry McCallum
Associate Vice-President, Innovation and Strategic Initiatives Victor Pantano
Director, Research ServicesKsenia Sawczak
Postgraduate Student Representative currently vacant

Terms of Reference


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