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Academic Board

The University of Canberra Act 1989 establishes the Academic Board which, subject to the Statutes, is responsible under the Council for all academic matters relating to the University; and may advise the Council on any matter relating to education, learning or research or the academic work of the University.

The University of Canberra (Academic Board) Statute 2011 (formerly Academic Board Statute 1990 (Statute No. 1) and the University of Canberra Academic Board Rules 2021 (PDF, 204.75 KB) also governs the work of the Board and amongst other matters sets out its responsibilities, powers and membership in more detail.

The Academic Board Standing Orders (PDF, 148.94 KB) and Academic Governance Handbook ( PDF, 404.32 KB) provide further information on Academic Governance at the University of Canberra including roles and responsibilities of members, administrative processes, meeting protocols, and quality assurance.

The 2022 Governance Meeting Calendar (PDF, 253.62 KB) has been finalised.


MemberPositionTerm CommencedTerm Ends
Professor Elisa Martinez-MarroquinChair1 Jan 202031 Dec 2022
Professor Paddy NixonVice-Chancellor and PresidentEx-Officio 
Professor Geoff CrispDVC and VP, AcademicEx-Officio 
Professor Lucy JohnstonDeputy Vice-Chancellor Research and EnterpriseEx-Officio 
Professor Jason BainbridgeExecutive Dean, Faculty of Arts and DesignEx-Officio 
Professor Wendy LaceyExecutive Dean, Faculty of Business, Government and LawEx-Officio 
Professor Barney DalgarnoExecutive Dean, Faculty of EducationEx-Officio 
Professor Janine DeakinExecutive Dean, Faculty of Science and TechnologyEx-Officio 
Professor Michelle LincolnExecutive Dean, Faculty of HealthEx-Officio 
VacantPVC, IndigenousEx-Officio 
Professor Debra RickwoodElected Member 20 Sept 202131 Dec 2022
Professor Robert TantonElected Member1 Jan 202131 Dec 2022
Professor Reena GhidyalElected Member14 Apr  202131 Dec 2022
Dist Professor Jen WebbElected Member (Deputy Chair)24 Feb 202131 Dec 2022
Ms Amanda McKieElected Member1 Jan 202131 Dec 2022
Assoc Prof Mathieu O'NeilElected Member1 Jan 202131 Dec 2022
Professor Benedict SheehyElected Member24 Feb 202131 Dec 2022
Assoc Prof Tamsin KellyElected Member1 Jan 202131 Dec 2022
Assoc Prof Philip RobertsElected Member1 Jan 202131 Dec 2022
Ms Melissa HankinsonCouncil Appointed Member1 Jan 202231 Dec 2023
Assoc Prof Kate PumpaCouncil Appointed Member1  Jan 202231 Dec 2023
Ms Alanah PikeElected Undergraduate Student1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
Mr Harrison PikeElected Postgraduate Student2 Feb 202231 Dec 2022

The Academic Board is supported by the following committees:


For further information regarding Academic Board contact the Governance Office

Contact:  Andrea Butler