The Academic Board is the principal academic advisory body to Senate and is established under the University of Queensland Act 1998. The Board advises Senate and the Vice-Chancellor on all matters relating to and affecting the University’s teaching, research and educational programs.

The role and function of the Academic Board are set out under the PPL 1.30.03 Academic Board. The Academic Board operates under the Standing Orders of the Academic Board.

The Academic Board and its committees are part of the University's current governance structure. 

Effective date: 9 October 2017

Meeting Date and Time
Academic Board 2018/01 Monday, 5 February 2018, 09:00
Academic Board 2018/02 Monday, 26 March 2018, 09:00
Academic Board 2018/03 Monday, 21 May 2018, 09:00
Academic Board 2018/04 Monday, 9 July 2018, 09:00
Academic Board 2018/05 Monday, 27 August 2018, 09:00
Academic Board 2018/06 Monday, 15 October 2018, 09:00
Academic Board 2018/07 Sunday, 30 December 2018, 09:00
Category Role Name Unit/affiliation
Ex officio President of the Board (Chairperson) Professor Peter Adams  
Ex officio Deputy President of the Board Professor Karen Benson  
Ex officio Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Høj  
Ex officio Provost Professor Aidan Byrne  
Ex officio Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Joanne Wright Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Ex officio Deputy Vice-Chancellor Mr Rongyu Li (Acting) Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement)
Ex officio Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Robyn Ward Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Tim Dunne Pro-Vice-Chancellor
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor Ms Jennifer Karlson Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Advancement)
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor Mr Rongyu Li Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Future Students)
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Bronwyn Fredericks Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement)
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Joe Shapter Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure)
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Mohan Krishnamoorthy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Partnerships)
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Alastair McEwan Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Training) and Dean, Graduate School
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Mark Blows Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Doune Macdonald Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning)
Ex officio Executive Dean of Faculty Professor Andrew Griffiths Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
Ex officio Executive Dean of Faculty Professor Michael Bruenig (Acting) Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Ex officio Executive Dean of Faculty Professor Bruce Abernethy Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Ex officio Executive Dean of Faculty Professor Julie Duck (Acting) Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Ex officio Executive Dean of Faculty Professor Robyn Ward (Acting) Faculty of Medicine
Ex officio Executive Dean of Faculty Professor Melissa Brown Faculty of Science
Ex officio Associate Dean (Academic) Professor Polly Parker Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
Ex officio Associate Dean (Academic) Associate Professor Peter Sutton Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Ex officio Associate Dean (Academic) Professor Sarah Roberts-Thomson Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Ex officio Associate Dean (Academic) Associate Professor Karen Moni Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Ex officio Associate Dean (Academic) Professor Nick Shaw Faculty of Medicine
Ex officio Associate Dean (Academic) Professor Michael Drinkwater Faculty of Science
Ex officio Associate Dean (Research) Professor Victor Callan Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
Ex officio Associate Dean (Research) Professor Stuart Crozier Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Ex officio Associate Dean (Research) Professor Christina Lee Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Ex officio Associate Dean (Research) Professor Annemaree Carroll Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Ex officio Associate Dean (Research) Professor Elizabeth Eakin Faculty of Medicine
Ex officio Associate Dean (Research) Professor Christine Beveridge Faculty of Science
Ex officio Associate Dean (Clinical) Professor Gerald Holtmann One UQ – Health
Ex officio Medical Dean Professor Stuart Carney Faculty of Medicine
Ex officio Research Dean Professor Sean Emery Faculty of Medicine
Ex officio Head of School Professor Julie Cogin BEL - School of Business
Ex officio Head of School Professor Phil Bodman BEL - School of Economics
Ex officio Head of School Professor Fiona Rohde BEL - School of Law
Ex officio Head of School Professor Sandra Kaji-O'Grady EAIT - School of Architecture
Ex officio Head of School Professor Peter Halley EAIT - School of Chemical Engineering
Ex officio Head of School Professor Simon Washington EAIT - School of Civil Engineering
Ex officio Head of School Professor Shazia Sadiq (Acting) EAIT - School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering
Ex officio Head of School Professor Ross McAree EAIT - School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Ex officio Head of School Professor Pauline Ford HABS - School of Dentistry
Ex officio Head of School Professor Louise Hickson HABS - School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Ex officio Head of School Professor Andrew Cresswell HABS - School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
Ex officio Head of School Professor Helen McCutcheon HABS - School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Ex officio Head of School Professor Peter Little HABS - School of Pharmacy
Ex officio Head of School Professor Bill Von Hippel HABS - School of Psychology
Ex officio Head of School Professor Jason Jacobs HASS - School of Communication and Arts
Ex officio Head of School Associate Professor Katie Makar (Acting) HASS - School of Education
Ex officio Head of School Professor Megan Cassidy-Welch HASS - School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Ex officio Head of School Professor Michael Haugh HASS - School of Languages and Cultures
Ex officio Head of School Dr Liam Viney (Acting) HASS - School of Music
Ex officio Head of School Associate Professor Richard Devetak HASS - School of Political Science and International Studies
Ex officio Head of School Professor Gregory Marston HASS - School of Social Science
Ex officio Head of School Professor Kaye Basford Medicine - School of Biomedical Sciences
Ex officio Head of School Professor Charles Gilks Medicine - School of Public Health
Ex officio Head of School Professor Neal Menzies Science - School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Ex officio Head of School Professor Margaret Mayfield Science - School of Biological Sciences
Ex officio Head of School Professor Paul Young Science - School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
Ex officio Head of School Professor Jonathan Aitchison Science - School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Ex officio Head of School Professor Joseph Grotowski Science - School of Mathematics and Physics
Ex officio Director of Institute Professor Alan Rowan Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
Ex officio Director of Institute Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg Global Change Institute
Ex officio Director of Institute Professor Brandon Wainwright Institute for Molecular Bioscience
Ex officio Director of Institute Professor Mark Western Institute for Social Science Research
Ex officio Director of Institute Professor John Prins Mater Research Institute — UQ
Ex officio Director of Institute Professor Robert Henry Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
Ex officio Director of Institute Professor Pankaj Sah Queensland Brain Institute
Ex officio Director of Institute Professor Neville Plint Sustainable Minerals Institute
Ex officio Other Mr Robert Moffatt AM Chief Information Officer
Ex officio Other Mr Julian Wilson Director, Institute for Continuing and TESOL Education
Ex officio Other Mr Andrew Lee Director, Student Affairs
Ex officio Other Mr Jeremy Lwin President, University of Queensland Union
Ex officio Other Associate Professor Andrew Bonnell President, UQ Branch of the NTEU
Ex officio Other Ms Anette McNicol Univesity Librarian
Elected Professorial (2016 - 2018) Professor Brenda Gannon Centre for the Business and Economics of Health
Elected Professorial (2016 - 2018) Professor Jennifer Stow Institute for Molecular Bioscience
Elected Professorial (2016 - 2018) Professor Hamish McGowan School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Elected Professorial (2016 - 2018) Professor Brian Lovell School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Elected Professorial (2016 - 2018) Professor Nick Gaskell School of Law
Elected Professorial (2016 - 2018) Professor Graeme Orr School of Law
Elected Professorial (2016 - 2018) Professor Nancy Pachana School of Psychology
Elected Professorial (2017 - 2019) Professor Debra Bernhardt Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
Elected Professorial (2017 - 2019) Professor Rob Capon Institute for Molecular Bioscience
Elected Professorial (2017 - 2019) Professor Helen Ross School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Elected Professorial (2017 - 2019) Professor Gary Schenk School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
Elected Professorial (2017 - 2019) Professor Hal Gurgenci School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Elected Professorial Professor Nigel Perkins School of Veterinary Science
Elected Professorial (2017 - 2019) Professor Maher Gandhi UQ Diamantina Institute
Elected Professorial (2018 - 2020) Professor Chen Chen School of Biomedical Sciences
Elected Professorial (2018 - 2020) Professor Peta Ashworth School of Chemical Engineering
Elected Professorial (2018 - 2020) Professor Tom Baldock School of Civil Engineering
Elected Professorial (2018 - 2020) Professor Flavio Menezes School of Economics
Elected Professorial (2018 - 2020) Professor Greg Hainge School of Languages and Cultures
Elected Professorial (2018 - 2020) Professor Katharine Gelber School of Political Science and International Studies
Elected Professorial (2018 - 2020) Professor Lynda Cheshire School of Social Science
Elected Non-Professorial (2016 - 2018) Dr Jill Fernandes Centre for Animal Science
Elected Non-Professorial (2016 - 2018) Associate Professor Nicole Gillespie School of Business
Elected Non-Professorial (2016 - 2018) Dr Liza O’Moore School of Civil Engineering
Elected Non-Professorial (2016 - 2018) Associate Professor Stephanie Hanrahan School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
Elected Non-Professorial (2016 - 2018) Dr Paul Harpur School of Law
Elected Non-Professorial (2016 - 2018) Dr Michael Bromley School of Mathematics and Physics
Elected Non-Professorial (2016 - 2018) Associate Professor Raymond Steptoe UQ Diamantina Institute
Elected Non-Professorial (2017 - 2019) Associate Professor Victor Galea School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Elected Non-Professorial (2017 - 2019) Associate Professor Mark Turner School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Elected Non-Professorial (2017 - 2019) Dr Lisa Kaminskas School of Biomedical Sciences
Elected Non-Professorial (2017 - 2019) Associate Professor Jack Clegg School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
Elected Non-Professorial (2017 - 2019) Dr Artem Pulemotov School of Mathematics and Physics
Elected Non-Professorial (2017 - 2019) Associate Professor Tony Roberts School of Mathematics and Physics
Elected Non-Professorial (2018 - 2020) Dr Till Weinhold ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems
Elected Non-Professorial (2018 - 2020) Associate Professor Lydia Kavanagh Faculty of EAIT
Elected Non-Professorial (2018 - 2020) Associate Professor Yunxia Zhu School of Business
Elected Non-Professorial (2018 - 2020) Dr Geoff Wilkes School of Languages and Cultures
Elected Non-Professorial (2018 - 2020) Associate Professor Jorgen Rasmussen School of Mathematics and Physics
Elected Non-Professorial (2018 - 2020) Associate Professor Diann Eley School of Medicine
Elected Non-Professorial (2018 - 2020) Associate Professor Antje Blumenthal UQ Diamantina Institute
Elected Student (2018) Mr Phillip Janowicz Postgraduate student
Elected Student (2018) Mr Muhammad Mushtaq Postgraduate student
Elected Student (2018) Mr Kaiyin Wu Undergraduate Student
Elected Student (2018) Mr Robert Thomas Undergraduate student
Elected Student (2018) Mr Morgan Pendergast Undergraduate student
Appointed Director of a University centre appointed by the President on the nomination of the DVC(R) Professor David Abramson Director, Research Computing Centre
Observer Observer Mr Andrew Betts Chief Financial Officer
Observer Observer Mr Greg Pringle Chief Operating Officer
Observer Observer Ms Glenda Jacobs Director, Academic Administration
Observer Observer Dr Tony Arklay Director, Health Services
Observer Observer Dr Alister Jury Director, Human Resources Services
Observer Observer Ms Alison Jenkins Director, International Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions
Observer Observer Mr Steven Dickson Director, Property and Facilities
Observer Observer Mr Joe McLean Director, Research Partnerships
Observer Observer Ms Helen Morahan Director, Student Administration
Observer Observer Ms Kelly Robinson Executive Director, Strategic Marketing and Communications
Observer Observer Mr Stephen Foley Representative, Heads of Colleges
Observer Observer Imam Aslam Hussain Representative, UQ Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Services
Secretariat Secretary Mr Mark Erickson Academic Registrar
Secretariat Assistant Secretary Mr Diego Rodriguez Perez Policy Team Leader, Academic Policy and Programs

* As at 16 May 2018

The Academic Board Open Discussion item is devoted to topics of University policy issues which fall within the scope of the Academic Board (see PPL 1.30.03 Academic Board - Policy). The Open Discussion should stimulate discussion and debate at meetings of the Academic Board, which contribute towards policy development and decision making.

A summary of the previous Academic Board Open Discussion topics is available through SharePoint to UQ staff and student representatives on the Committees of the Academic Board.

Procedure

  1. The President will call for submission of suggested topics from Board members to consist of a 100-300 word description and a title. Submissions must be made to academic.board@uq.edu.au no later than three weeks prior to each Board meeting. Topics may be submitted any time throughout the year.
  2. The President encourages all Board members, individually or collaboratively, to submit a relevant topic of current interest to the University. A topic and sponsor will be selected by the President and Deputy President in consultation with the Vice-Chancellor, based on the relevance and importance of the issue to the University.

Rules of discussion

  1. The sponsor will briefly introduce the topic at a Board meeting (no longer than 10 minutes).
  2. The ensuing discussion will be limited to half an hour, with an extension of 10 minutes allowable at the discretion of the Chair, or, if voted upon by the Board.
  3. It is the responsibility of the Chair of the Board to ensure that the above timelines are strictly adhered to and that all members wishing to speak are provided with an opportunity to do so.
  4. The discussion will occur immediately following the Vice Chancellor’s statement and questions without notice directed to the Vice-Chancellor.
  5. As discussion will be informal and free-flowing, adherence to the rules of debate (according to the Standing Orders of the Academic Board) will not apply. In order for a member to speak a second time, the Chair must be satisfied that all other members have first had an opportunity to speak.

Outcomes

Outcomes of the discussion may include recommendations of actions to Board committees, to the Vice Chancellor’s Executive, or, to Senate. The Board may decide to take no action. The discussion will be included in the minutes of the meeting.

Agendas, minutes and annual reports are available to Academic Board members and UQ staff on Academic Board SharePoint site.

Contacts:

Academic Board Office:

Level 4 J.D. Story Building 
The University of Queensland 
St Lucia QLD 4072
+61 7 336 51320