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, 197.04 KB) has been finalised.
|Member||Position||Term Commenced||Term Ends|
|Professor Elisa Martinez-Marroquin||Chair||1 Jan 2020||31 Dec 2022|
|Professor Paddy Nixon||Vice-Chancellor and President||Ex-Officio|
|Professor Geoff Crisp||DVC and VP, Academic||Ex-Officio|
|Professor Mick Cardew-Hall||DVC and VP Research and Innovation||Ex-Officio|
|Professor Jason Bainbridge||Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts and Design||Ex-Officio|
|Professor Wendy Lacey||Executive Dean, Faculty of Business, Government and Law||Ex-Officio|
|Professor Barney Dalgarno||Executive Dean, Faculty of Education||Ex-Officio|
|Professor Janine Deakin||Executive Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology||Ex-Officio|
|Professor Michelle Lincoln||Executive Dean, Faculty of Health||Ex-Officio|
|Professor Shane Hearn||PVC, Indigenous||Ex-Officio|
|Professor Debra Rickwood||Elected Member||20 Sept 2021||31 Dec 2022|
|Professor Robert Tanton||Elected Member||1 Jan 2021||31 Dec 2022|
|Professor Reena Ghidyal||Elected Member||14 Apr 2021||31 Dec 2022|
|Dist Professor Jen Webb||Elected Member||24 Feb 2021||31 Dec 2022|
|Assoc Prof Disa Pryor||Elected Member||1 Jan 2021||31 Dec 2022|
|Assoc Prof Mathieu O'Neil||Elected Member||1 Jan 2021||31 Dec 2022|
|Professor Benedict Sheehy||Elected Member||24 Feb 2021||31 Dec 2022|
|Assoc Prof Tamsin Kelly||Elected Member||1 Jan 2021||31 Dec 2022|
|Assoc Prof Philip Roberts||Elected Member||1 Jan 2021||31 Dec 2022|
|Ms Melissa Hankinson||Council Appointed Member||1 Jan 2022||31 Dec 2023|
|Assoc Prof Kate Pumpa||Council Appointed Member||1 Jan 2022||31 Dec 2023|
|Ms Alanah Pike||Elected Undergraduate Student||1 Jan 2022||31 Dec 2022|
|Mr Harrison Pike||Elected Postgraduate Student||2 Feb 2022||31 Dec 2022|
The Academic Board is supported by the following committees:
For further information regarding Academic Board contact the Governance Office
Contact: Andrea Butler