The Research Committee, a Committee of the Academic Board, promotes and supports the research and goals in the University’s Strategic Plan. It is a key mechanism for developing the strategy and policy to ensure sustained excellence in research and knowledge transfer.

2021 meeting dates

Meeting Number Location Date and time
RC 2021/01 Meeting Senate Room (BWC) 61A Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 14:00
RC 2021/02 Meeting Senate Room (BWC) 61A Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 14:00
RC 2021/03 Meeting Senate Room (BWC) 61A Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 14:00
RC 2021/04 Meeting Senate Room (BWC) 61A Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 14:00
RC 2021/05 Meeting Senate Room (BWC) 61A Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 14:00
RC 2021/06 Meeting Senate Room (BWC) 61A Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 14:00

General information

  • Committee: Research Committee
  • Reporting to: Academic Board
  • Contact: Ms Alyssa Bates, Director, Research Strategy, Planning and Performance
  • Version (effective date): version 21 (16 March 2020)
  • Sub-Committees: nil
  • Quorum: 50% of voting membership plus one

Terms of Reference

The Research Committee, a Committee of the Academic Board, promotes and supports the research goals in the University’s Strategic Plan. It is a key mechanism for developing the strategy and policy to ensure sustained excellence and impact in research and knowledge transfer .

The powers, duties and functions of the Research Committee shall be—

  • to formulate recommendations and policy for the strategic development of research with the aims of enhancing the University’s research performance, research environment and research impact. This function is undertaken in conjunction with other relevant committees of the University;
  • to monitor performance against the research objectives and goals of the University’s Strategic Plan;
  • to evaluate and advise on national and international trends in research funding and in performance assessment;
  • to monitor trends in State and Federal government policies, and evaluate their impact on the research environment;
  • to review proposals for change to academic policy and procedures related to research, and to ensure that the library of research policies align with the UQ Governance and Management Framework;
  • to consider proposals for the establishment of institutes and research centres, providing advice to the Academic Board through the Academic Board Standing Committee, on the suitability of the proposed research activities and key performance indicators;
  • to advise on any other research-related matters that may from time to time be referred to it; and
  • to submit reports to the Academic Board consisting of a summary of recommendations and outcomes of its meetings, and upcoming business.

Composition

Ex-Officio           
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) (Chair)
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) (Deputy Chair)
  • President of the Academic Board or nominee
  • University Librarian
  • Chair, Higher Degrees by Research Committee, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Training) and Dean of the Graduate School
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Partnerships)
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure)
Appointed         
  • Associate Dean (Research) or nominee, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
  • Associate Dean (Research) or nominee, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Associate Dean (Research) or nominee, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Associate Dean (Research) or nominee, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Associate Dean (Research) or nominee, Faculty of Medicine
  • Associate Dean (Research) or nominee, Faculty of Science
  • A representative of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences or Faculty of Business, Economics and Law nominated by jointly by the Executive Deans of these Faculties
  • Deputy Director (Research) or nominee of Director, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
  • Deputy Director (Research) or nominee of Director, Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Deputy Director (Research) or nominee of Director, Queensland Brain Institute
  • Deputy Director (Research) or nominee of Director, Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Deputy Director (Research) or nominee of Director, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) or nominee, Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement)
  • a representative of UniQuest senior management, nominated by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)
  • a representative of early career academic staff, nominated by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) (for a 12-month term)
  • a representative of postgraduate research students nominated by the UQ Association of Postgraduate Students (for a 12-month term)
  • Two elected members of the Academic Board nominated by the Academic Board Standing Committee

Observers

  • Director, Consulting and Research Expertise
  • Director, Graduate School
  • Director, Research Ethics
  • Director, Research Infrastructure
  • Director, Research Partnerships
  • Director, Research Strategy, Planning and Performance
  • Director, Sponsored Research
  • Manager, Research Integrity

The Committee has the power to invite other staff when required.

Administrative Arrangements

Secretariat services provided from Research Strategy, Planning and Performance Office.

Category Role Name Unit/Affiliation
Ex officio Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) (Chairperson) Professor Bronwyn Harch Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) (Deputy Chairperson) Professor Mark Blows Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Ex officio President of the Board or nominee Professor Craig Franklin Deputy President of the Academic Board
Ex officio University Librarian Ms Caroline Williams Library Corporate Services
Ex officio Chairperson, Higher Degrees by Research Committee Professor Alastair McEwan Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Training) and Dean, Graduate School
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Partnerships) Professor Mohan Krishnamoorthy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Partnerships)
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure) Professor Joe Shapter Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure)
Appointed Associate Dean (Research) or nominee Professor Brent Ritchie Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL)
Appointed Associate Dean (Research) or nominee Professor Stuart Crozier Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT)
Appointed Associate Dean (Research) or nominee Professor Gregory Monteith Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences (HABS)
Appointed Associate Dean (Research) or nominee Professor Greg Marston Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)
Appointed Associate Dean (Research) or nominee Professor Karen Moritz Faculty of Medicine
Appointed Associate Dean (Research) or nominee Professor Jenny Seddon Faculty of Science
Appointed Representative of HASS Faculty and BEL Faculty nominated jointly by the Executive Deans Associate Professor Anna Johnston Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)
Appointed Deputy Director (Research) or nominee of Director Professor Andrew Whittaker Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)
Appointed Deputy Director (Research) or nominee of Director Professor Jenny Stow Institute of Molecular Biology
Appointed Deputy Director (Research) or nominee of Director Professor Mike Gidley Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)
Appointed Deputy Director (Research) or nominee of Director Professor Helen Cooper Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)
Appointed Deputy Director (Research) or nominee of Director Professor David Mulligan Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI)
Appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) or nominee Professor Bronwyn Fredericks Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement)
Appointed A representative of UniQuest senior management, nominated by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Ms Anne Bannister UniQuest
Appointed A representative of early career academic staff, nominated by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) (for a 12-month term) Dr Bronwyn Clark  
Appointed A representative of postgraduate research students, nominated by the UQ Association of Postgraduate Students (for a 12-month term) TBC  
Elected Elected member of the Academic Board nominated by the Academic Board Standing Committee Dr Kelly Greenop Academic Board
Elected Elected member of the Academic Board nominated by the Academic Board Standing Committee Dr Ted Nannicelli Academic Board
Observer Observer Dr Chris Gourlay Director, Consulting and Research Expertise
Observer Observer Dr Marc Kamke Director, Research Ethics
Observer Observer Associate Professor Kevin Jack Director, Research Infrastructure
Observer Observer Mr Joe McLean Director, Research Partnerships
Observer Observer Ms Belinda Bern Director, Graduate School
Observer Observer Dr Jodi Clyde-Smith Director, Sponsored Research
Observer Observer

Dr Sue O'Brien

Senior Manager, Research Integrity
Secretariat Secretary Ms Alyssa Bates Director, Planning and Performance
Secretariat Assistant Secretary Ms Ali Nugent Research Policy Project Manager

* As at 15 January 2021