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.

Meeting Date
RC 2017/01: meeting Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 09:30
RC 2017/02: meeting Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 14:00
RC 2017/03: meeting Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 09:00
RC 2017/04: meeting Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 14:00
RC 2017/05: meeting Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 14:00

General information

  • Committee: Research Committee
  • Reporting to: Academic Board
  • Contact: Ms Janine Richards, Director, Research Analysis and Operations
  • Version (effective date): version 17 (9 October 2017)
  • 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 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 and research environment. 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 in policy and to ensure that the library of research policies are relevant;
  • to advise on any other research-related matters that may from time to time be referred to it; and
  • to transmit to the Academic Board a report consisting of the minutes of its meetings that involve recommendations, including the establishment of research centres under the provisions of UQ policy.

Composition

Ex-Officio           
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) (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
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
  • A representative of the Faculty of Humanities and Socie Sciences or Faculty of Business, Economics and Law nominated by jointly by the Executive Deans of these Faculties
  • Associate Dean (Research) or nominee, Faculty of Medicine
  • Associate Dean (Research) or nominee, Faculty of Science
  • Director or nominee, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
  • Director or nominee, Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Director or nominee, Queensland Brain Institute
  • Director or nominee, Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Director or nominee, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
  • a representative of the UniQuest senior management, nominated by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
  • a representative of early career academic staff, nominated by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) (for a 12-month term)
  • a representative of postgraduate research students nominated by the UQ Association of Postgraduate Students (for a 12-month term)

Observers

  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Partnerships)
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure)
  • Director, Sponsored Research
  • Director, Research Ethics
  • Director, Research Partnerships
  • Director, Research Infrastructure
  • Director, Research Analysis and Operations
  • Manager, Research Integrity

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

Administrative Arrangements

Secretariat services provided from Research Analysis and Operations Office.

Category Role Name Unit/Affiliation
Ex officio Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) (Chairperson) Professor Robyn Ward  
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) (Deputy Chairperson) Professor Mark Blows  
Ex officio President of the Board or nominee Professor Peter Adams  
Ex officio University Librarian Mr Robert Gerrity  
Ex officio Chairperson, Higher Degrees by Research Committee Professor Alastair McEwan Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Training) and Dean, Graduate School
Appointed Associate Dean (Research) or nominee Professor Victor Callan 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 Christina Lee Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences (HABS)
Appointed Associate Dean (Research) or nominee Professor Annemaree Carroll Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)
Appointed Associate Dean (Research) or nominee Professor Sean Emery Faculty of Medicine
Appointed Associate Dean (Research) or nominee Professor Ian Gentle 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 Director of Institute or nominee Professor Debra Bernhardt Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)
Appointed Director of Institute or nominee Professor Peter Koopman Institute for Molecular Biology (IMB)
Appointed Director of Institute or nominee Professor Graeme Hammer Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)
Appointed Director of Institute or nominee Professor Linda Richards Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)
Appointed Director of Institute or nominee Professor Robin Burgess-Limerick Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI)
Appointed UniQuest senior management representative nominated by the DVC(R) Ms Anne Bannister UniQuest
Appointed Early career staff representative nominated by the DVC(R) Dr Cameron Parsell  
Appointed Postgraduate research student representative nominated by UQ APS Ms Elese Dowden  
Observer Observer Ms Janine Richards Director, Research Analysis and Operations
Observer Observer Ms Nicole Shively Director, Research Ethics
Observer Observer Dr Stephen Love Director, Research Infrastructure
Observer Observer Mr Ian Harris Director, Research Partnerships
Observer Observer Ms Nicole Thompson Director, Sponsored Research
Observer Observer Dr Susan O'Brien Manager, Research Integrity
Observer Observer Vacant Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure)
Observer Observer Professor Mohan Krishnamoorthy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Partnerships
Secretariat Secretary Ms Janine Richards Director, Research Analysis and Operations
Secretariat Assistant Secretary Bronwyn Crook (Acting) Project Officer, Research Analysis and Operations

* As at 12 December 2017

Agendas and minutes are available to UQ staff on Research Committee SharePoint site.
Contacts:

For more information regarding activities to support research at UQ, visit the UQ Research Homepage.