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 16 (21 March 2016)
  • 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 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 and International)
  • University Librarian
  • Chairperson, Research Higher Degrees Committee
  • Director, Research Partnerships
  • Director, Research Strategy and Management
Appointed         
  • a representative of each Faculty, appointed annually by the Academic Board1
  • a representative from each of the University's Institutes, appointed annually by the Academic Board2
Nominated        
  • President of the Academic Board or nominee
  • 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)
  • a representative of postgraduate research students nominated by the UQ Association of Postgraduate Students
  • The Committee has the power to co-opt members from time to time

1 It is recommended that these members be the Associate Dean, Research or nominee from each Faculty.

2 It is recommended that these members be the Director or nominee from each Institute.

Administrative Arrangements

Secretariat services provided from Research Analysis and Operations Office.

Membership category Role Name Unit/affiliation
Ex officio Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) (Chairperson) Professor Robyn Ward  
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and International) Professor Anton Middelberg  
Ex officio University Librarian Mr Robert Gerrity  
Ex officio Chairperson, Research Higher Degrees Committee Professor Alastair McEwan  
Ex officio Director, Research Partnerships Mr Ian Harris  
Ex officio Director, Research Strategy and Management Ms Nicole Thompson  
Ex officio President of the Board or nominee Professor Peter Adams  
Appointed Faculty representative appointed by the Board Professor Victor Callan Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL)
Appointed Faculty representative appointed by the Board Professor Stuart Crozier Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT)
Appointed Faculty representative appointed by the Board Professor Christina Lee Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences (HABS)
Appointed Faculty representative appointed by the Board Professor Joanne Tompkins Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)
Appointed Faculty representative appointed by the Board Professor Melissa Brown Faculty of Medicine
Appointed Faculty representative appointed by the Board TBC Faculty of Medicine
Appointed Faculty representative appointed by the Board Professor Ian Gentle Faculty of Science
Appointed Institute representative appointed by the Board Professor Debra Bernhardt Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)
Appointed Institute representative appointed by the Board Professor Karen Hussey Global Change Institute (GCI)
Appointed Institute representative appointed by the Board Professor Jenny Stow Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB)
Appointed Institute representative appointed by the Board Professor Michele Haynes Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR)
Appointed Institute representative appointed by the Board TBC Mater Research Institute-UQ
Appointed Institute representative appointed by the Board Professor Graeme Hammer Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)
Appointed Institute representative appointed by the Board Professor Linda Richards Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)
Appointed Institute representative appointed by the Board 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  
Secretariat Secretary Ms Janine Richards Director, Research Analysis and Operations
Secretariat Assistant Secretary Ms Ali Nugent Project Officer, Research Analysis and Operations

* As on 14 February 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.