Higher Degree Research Committee

The Higher Degree Research Committee is a sub-committee of the University Research Committee. It is responsible for the provision of information and advice to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) and the Dean, Higher Degree Research on matters relating to research training.

Terms of reference

Specifically the role of the committee is to:

  • advise the Chair, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) and the University Research Committee on all matters relating to the University's Higher Degree Research programs
  • foster excellence in research training programs by monitoring the quality and academic standards of research training
    • monitoring the quality and academic standards of research training
    • evaluating and reporting on matters including supervision, administration, physical infrastructure and facilities, information infrastructure and financing of scholarships and training.
  • evaluate recommendations on policy for the strategic development of research training in the context of the University and College strategic plans
  • monitor external developments relating to research training and provide advice to the University Research Committee on appropriate strategic responses
  • regularly review all rules, policies and procedures related to higher degree research; recommend revision to the University Research Committee and oversee implementation.

Administrative arrangements

The Chair will convene and preside at a minimum of four meetings per year. Secretariat and other support for the committee to be provided by the Office of the Vice Chancellor.

Whenever a member is unable to attend, they may nominate a deputy to attend the alternate will exercise all rights and privileges of the member.

Members

Category Member Term expiry
Chair Professor Ann Evans
Dean, Higher Degree Research
Ex-officio
Deputy Chair Professor Keith Nugent
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation)
Ex-officio
Service Division representatives Mr Scott Pearsall
Registrar
Ex-officio
Dr James Brann
Director, University Experience
Ex-officio
Dr Peter Hendriks
Dean of Students
Ex-officio
Professor Peter Kanowski
Deputy Dean, HDR Supervision
Ex-officio
Professor Inger Mewburn
Director, Researcher Development
Ex-officio
Postgraduate & Research Students Association Ms Gunjan Dixit
President or representative
Ex-officio
College representatives Professor Samantha Bennett
Associate Dean (HDR), ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences
Ex-officio
Professor John McCarthy
Associate Dean (HDR), ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
Ex-officio
Associate Professor Qing Wang
Associate Dean (HDR), ANU College of Engineering and Computer Sciences
Ex-officio
Associate Professor Kate Ogg
Director of HDR, ANU College of Law
Ex-officio
Associate Professor Anna Cowan
Associate Dean (HDR), ANU College of Science and ANU College of Health & Medicine
Ex-officio
Associate Professor Ying-Yi Chih
Director of HDR, ANU College of Business and Economics
Ex-officio

Meetings

2022
Date & location Deadlines
Wednesday 9 Mar, 2.30pm
Agenda deadline HDRC 1/2022
23 Feb
Wednesday 27 Apr, 2.30pm
Agenda deadline HDRC 2/2022
13 Apr
Wednesday 15 Jun, 2.30pm
Agenda deadline HDRC 3/2022
1 Jun
Wednesday 17 Aug, 2.30pm
Agenda deadline HDRC 4/2022
3 Aug
Wednesday 14 Sep, 2.30pm
Agenda deadline HDRC 5/2022
31 Aug
Wednesday 12 Oct, 2.30pm
Agenda deadline HDRC 6/2022
28 Sep
Wednesday 23 Nov, 2.30pm
Agenda deadline HDRC 7/2022
9 Nov