University Research Committee

The University Research Committee advises the Academic Board and the Vice-Chancellor on matters relating to the quality and standard of ANU research, and on major issues of research relevant to strategic plans and overarching policy.

Terms of reference

The Committee may advise the Academic Board or the Vice-Chancellor on:

  • matters relating to research and research training at the University
  • major issues relevant to the University's strategic plans and overarching policy
  • any matter referred to the Committee by the Academic Board, the Vice-Chancellor, the Chair of the Committee or a member of the University Executive with portfolio responsibility for research.

The Committee, in carrying out its role, is to:

  • monitor the development of the University's policies and plans in relation to research
  • advise on the coordination of the University's research effort
  • monitor the quality of the University's research activities.

Members

Category Member Term expiry
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation), Chair Professor Margaret Harding
Ex-officio
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Innovation) Professor Michael Cardew-Hall
Ex-officio
Dean, Higher Degree Research Professor Imelda Whelehan
Ex-officio
Director of Division Research Services Dr Douglas Robertson
Ex-officio
Registrar, Student Administration Ms Ariel Edge
Ex-officio
Chairs of the University's Ethics Committees Dr Christian Barry
Animal Experimentation Ethics Committee
Ex-officio
Associate Professor David Jones
Recombinant DNA Monitoring Committee
Ex-officio
Human Research Ethics Committee Ex-officio
Dean of each ANU College (or Dean's nominee) Professor Rae Frances
ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences
Ex-officio
Professor Michael Wesley
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
Ex-officio
Associate Professor Emma Schultz
ANU College of Business & Economics
Ex-officio
Professor Elanor Huntington
ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science
Ex-officio
Professor Sally Wheeler OBE
ANU College of Law
Ex-officio
Professor Kiaran Kirk
ANU College of Science
Ex-officio
Professor Jane Dahlstrom
ANU College of Health and Medicine
Ex-officio
One academic staff member from each ANU College, nominated by the Dean and appointed by the Chair Associate Professor Ann Evans
ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences
31 Dec 2019
Associate Professor Maria Racionero Llorente
ANU College of Business & Economics
31 Dec 2019
Associate Professor Jeremy Farrall
ANU College of Law
31 Dec 2019
Professor Jan Provis
ANU College of Health and Medicine
31 Dec 2019
Associate Professor Penny King
ANU College of Science
31 Dec 2019
Associate Professor Llewelyn Hughes
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
31 Dec 2019
Professor Thushara Abhayapala
ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science
31 Dec 2019
University Librarian Ms Roxanne Missingham
Ex-officio
One postgraduate student appointed by the Chair of the Committee in consultation with the President, Postgraduate and Research Students' Association (PARSA) Ms Bethany Ellis
18 Aug 2018
One undergraduate student appointed by the Chair of the Committee in consultation with the President, ANU Students' Association (ANUSA) Ms Eleanor Kay
30 Nov 2018
Senior academic researcher appointed by the Chair Professor Eric Stone
31 Dec 2019
Director, National Centre for Indigenous Studies Associate Professor Asmi Wood
Ex-officio
Professional staff member appointed by the Chair Mr Stewart Hilton
31 Dec 2019
Early career researcher appointed by the Chair Dr Catherine Frieman
31 Dec 2019
Additional appointed members Professor Mark Howden
31 Dec 2019
Professor Sean Smith
31 Dec 2019

Meetings

2018
Date & location Deadlines
Wednesday 14 Feb, 9.30am
Ross Hohnen, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
31 Jan
Wednesday 11 Apr, 9.30am
Ross Hohnen, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
28 Mar
Wednesday 6 Jun, 9.30am
Ross Hohnen, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
23 May
Wednesday 22 Aug, 9.30am
Ross Hohnen, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
8 Aug
Wednesday 7 Nov, 9.30am
Ross Hohnen, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
24 Oct