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 Keith Nugent
Ex-officio
Vice-President (First Nations) Professor Peter Yu AM
Ex-officio
Dean, Higher Degree Research Professor Ann Evans
Ex-officio
Director of Division Research Services Dr Douglas Robertson
Ex-officio
Registrar, Student Administration Mr Scott Pearsall
Ex-officio
Director, Business Engagement & Commercialisation TBC Ex-officio
Academic Director, Research Initiatives & Infrastructure TBC Ex-officio
Dean of each ANU College (or Dean's nominee) Professor Rae Frances
ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences
Ex-officio
Professor Helen Sullivan
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
Ex-officio
Associate Professor Emma Schultz
ANU College of Business & Economics
Ex-officio
Professor Nick Birbilis
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 Russell Gruen
ANU College of Health and Medicine
Ex-officio
Academic staff member from each ANU College, nominated by the Dean and appointed by the Chair Professor Kylie Message
ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences (Deputy Chair)
31 Dec 2021
Associate Professor Ying-Yi Chih
ANU College of Business & Economics
31 Dec 2021
Associate Professor Will Bateman
ANU College of Law
31 Dec 2021
Professor Christine Phillips
ANU College of Health and Medicine (Joint)
31 Dec 2021
Professor Ross Hannan
ANU College of Health and Medicine (Joint)
31 Dec 2021
Professor Penny King
ANU College of Science
31 Dec 2021
Associate Professor Matt Tomlinson
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
31 Dec 2021
Professor Hongdong Li
ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science
31 Dec 2021
University Librarian Ms Roxanne Missingham
Ex-officio
Postgraduate student appointed by the Chair of the Committee in consultation with the President, Postgraduate and Research Students' Association (PARSA) Mr Ben Langley
9 Nov 2021
Undergraduate student appointed by the Chair of the Committee in consultation with the President, ANU Students' Association (ANUSA) Ms Meghan Malone
30 Nov 2021
Senior academic researcher appointed by the Chair Professor Eric Stone
31 Dec 2021
Professional staff member appointed by the Chair Ms Eva Lerable
31 Dec 2021
Early career researcher appointed by the Chair Dr Bin Lu
31 Dec 2021
Elected Academic Board member appointed by the Chair of AB Professor Celine D'Orgeville
1 May 2022
Additional appointed members Professor Mark Howden
31 Dec 2021

Meetings

2021
Date & location Deadlines
Wednesday 24 Feb, 9.30am
RC Mills Room, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
10 Feb
Wednesday 14 Apr, 9.30am
RC Mills Room, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
31 Mar
Wednesday 9 Jun, 9.30am
RC Mills Room, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
26 May
Wednesday 1 Sep, 9.30am
RC Mills Room, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
18 Aug
Wednesday 3 Nov, 9.30am
RC Mills Room, Chancelry Building
Agenda deadline
20 Oct