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.

Member

CategoryMemberTerm expiry
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation), Chair Professor Lachlan Blackhall
Vice-President (First Nations) Professor Peter Yu Ex-officio
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Graduate Research) Professor Ann EvansEx-officio
Registrar, Student Administration Mr Scott Pearsall Ex-officio
Chief, Research & Innovation Services Sophie Holloway (Interim) Ex-officio
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Initiatives & Infrastructure) Professor Ute RoessnerEx-officio
Dean of each ANU College (or Dean's nominee) Professor Bronwyn Parry Ex-officio
Professor Helen Sullivan Ex-officio
Professor Emma Schultz Ex-officio
Professor Valeska Ting Ex-officio
Professor Anthony Connolly Ex-officio
Professor Kiaran Kirk Ex-officio
Professor Russell Gruen Ex-officio
Academic staff member from each ANU College, nominated by the Dean and appointed by the Chair Professor Darren Halpin 31 Dec 2025
Associate Professor Steven Wu 31 Dec 2025
Professor Will Bateman 31 Dec 2025
Professor Christine Phillips 31 Dec 2025
Professor Ross Hannan 31 Dec 2025
Associate Professor Andrew Meares31 Dec 2025
Associate Professor Mathias Sinning 31 Dec 2025
Professor Penny King 29 Feb 2024
University Librarian Ms Roxanne Missingham Ex-officio
One postgraduate student appointed by the Chair of the Committee after consultation with the President of ANUSA Mr Edan Habel30 Nov 2024
One undergraduate student appointed by the Chair of the Committee after consultation with the President of ANUSA Mr Harrison Oates 30 Nov 2024
Senior academic researcher appointed by the Chair Professor Eric Stone 31 Dec 2025
Professional staff member appointed by the Chair Ms Eva Lerable 31 Dec 2025
Early career researcher appointed by the Chair Dr Rahul Shome31 Dec 2025
Elected Academic Board member appointed by the Chair of AB Dr Yujie Zhu 01 May 2024
Additional appointed members Professor Mark Howden 31 Dec 2025
Mr Jonathan Churchill 31 Dec 2025

Meetings

2024
Date & LocationDeadlines
Wednesday 28 Feb, 9.30 am
RH Room
Agenda deadline
14 Feb
Wednesday 17 Apr, 9.30 am
RC Mills Room
Agenda deadline
03 Apr
Wednesday 12 Jun, 9.30 am
RC Mills Room
Agenda deadline
29 May
Wednesday 28 Aug, 9.30 am
RC Mills Room
Agenda deadline
14 Aug
Wednesday 06 Nov, 9.30 am
RC Mills Room
Agenda deadline
23 Oct

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