University Research Committee

The University Research Committee is responsible for the academic governance oversight of the research and research training activities of the University. The principal functions of the University Research Committee are outlined in the University Research Committee - Membership and Terms of Reference.

MemberCategoryAppointment Term Ends
Professor Michael FriendPro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) (Chair)Ex-officioN/A
Professor Mark Evans Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) (Deputy Chair) Ex-officio N/A
Professor Sarah O'SheaDean, Graduate Research Ex-officioN/A
Professor Jason White  Director, Research Services Ex-officio N/A
Associate Professor Matthew WinsladeAssociate Dean (Research), Faculty of Arts and Education Ex-officio N/A
Professor Zahid Islam Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Business, Justice and
Behavioural Sciences
Ex-officio N/A
Professor Julian Grant Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Science and Health Ex-officio N/A
Mr Carlo Iacono Executive Director, Division of Library Services Ex-officio N/A
Professor Lee Baumgartner Research Institute Executive Director, Gulbali Institute Ex-officio N/A
Professor Ganna Pogrebna Research Institute Executive Director, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Futures Institute Ex-officio N/A
Professor Allen Ross Research Institute Executive Director, Rural Health Research Institute Ex-officio N/A
Dr Brian McSharry Research Active Academic (Level B) Nominated 30 June 2024
Dr David Leaver Research Active Academic (Level B) Nominated 30 June 2025
Associate Professor Belinda CashResearch active Academic (Level D)Nominated30 June 2025
Associate Professor Abishek Santhakumar Research Active Academic (Level D) Nominated 30 June 2024
Professor Jay Phillips Research Active Academic (Level E) Nominated 30 June 2024
Professor Marta Hernandez-Jover Research Active Academic (Level E) Nominated 30 June 2024
Mr Borkwei Ed Nignpense Higher Degree by Research Student Nominated 30 September 2024
Ms Diane Cass Higher Degree by Research Student Nominated 30 September 2025
Professor Sally TotmanHead, School of Social Work and Arts Nominated 30 June 2025
Associate Professor John Rae Head, School of Dentistry and Medical Sciences Nominated 30 September 2024
Dr Nicholas Ruddell Member with experience and expertise in
Indigenous-focused research
Nominated 30 June 2025

The University Research Committee Standing Committee was established to decide urgent matters which arise between meetings of the University Research Committee, and when it is not practical to convene a full meeting of the Committee.

MemberCategoryAppointment Term Ends
Professor Michael Friend Chair, University Research Committee (Chair) Ex-officio N/A
Professor Mark Evans         Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research ) Ex-officio N/A
Professor Julian Grant Member of the University Research Committee Nominated N/A
Dr Belinda Cash Member of the University Research Committee Nominated N/A
Professor Sally Totman Member of the University Research Committee Nominated N/A
DateTimeLocation Agenda Close Meeting Records
5 January 20244.00pmFlying MinuteN/AAgendaMinutes
7 February 20244.00pmFlying MinuteN/AConfidentialConfidential
23 February 20241.00pm - 4.00pmVideoconference7 February 2024 AgendaMinutes
12 April 20249.30am - 12.30pmVideoconference22 March 2024AgendaMinutes
14 June 20249.30am - 12.30pmVideoconference29 May 2024Agenda Minutes
20 September 20249.30am - 12.30pmVideoconference4 September 2024Agenda Minutes
8 November 20241.00pm - 4.00pmVideoconference23 October 2024Agenda Minutes

Refer to the Governance Services web page for the meeting and agenda close dates for all governance committees supported by the Office of Governance and Corporate Administration.

DateTimeLocation Agenda Close Meeting Records
3 March 2023 1.00pm - 4.00pm Videoconference 14 February 2023 AgendaMinutes
4 May 2023 1.30pm - 4.30pm Videoconference 12 April 2023 AgendaMinutes
26 May 20234.00pmFlying MinuteN/AAgendaMinutes
23 June 2023 9.30am - 12.30pm Videoconference 7 June 2023 AgendaMinutes
1 September 2023 9.30am - 12.30pm Videoconference 16 August 2023 AgendaMinutes
27 October 2023 9.30am - 12.30pm Videoconference 11 October 2023 AgendaMinutes
14 November 20234.00pmFlying MinuteN/AAgendaMinutes

Refer to the Governance Services web page for the meeting and agenda close dates for all governance committees supported by the Office of Governance and Corporate Administration.

2022 Meetings

DateTimeLocation Agenda Close Meeting Records
25 February 2022 9.30am - 12.30pm Videoconference 9 February 2022 AgendaMinutes
17 March 2022 Flying  Minute N/A N/A AgendaMinutes
29 April 2022 9.30am - 12.30pm Videoconference 13 April 2022 AgendaMinutes
23 May 2022 Flying Minute N/A N/A Agenda Minutes
24 June 2022 9.30am - 12.30pm Videoconference 8 June 2022 AgendaMinutes
2 September 2022 9.30am - 12.30pm Videoconference 17 August 2022 AgendaMinutes
21 October 2022 (Extraordinary)10.00am - 11.30amVideoconferenceN/AAgendaMinutes
4 November 2022 9.30am - 12.30pm Videoconference 19 October 2022 AgendaMinutes
18 November 2022Flying MinuteN/AN/AConfidentialConfidential
23 November 2022Flying MinuteN/AN/AConfidentialConfidential

2021 Meetings

DateTimeLocation Agenda Close Meeting Records
26 February 2021 9.30am - 12.30pm Videoconference 12 February 2021 AgendaMinutes (unconfirmed)
16 April 2021 9.30am - 12.30pm Videoconference 2 April 2021 AgendaMinutes
25 June 2021 9.30am - 12.30pm Videoconference 11 June 2021 AgendaMinutes
5 July 2021 N/A Flying Minute N/A Agenda Minutes
3 September 2021 9.30am - 12.30pm Videoconference 20 August 2021 AgendaMinutes 
5 November 2021 9.30am - 12.30pm Videoconference 22 October 2021 AgendaMinutes (unconfirmed)
19 November 2021 N/A Flying Minute N/A Confidential Confidential

Refer to the current Governance Services Meeting Schedule for the meeting and agenda close dates for all governance committees supported by the Office of Governance and Corporate Administration.

2020

DateTimeLocation Agenda Close Meeting Records
21 February 2020 9.30am - 12.30pm Videoconference 31 January 2020 Agenda Minutes
17 April 2020 9.30am - 12.30pm Videoconference 3 April 2020 Agenda Minutes
28 April 2020 N/A Flying Minute N/A AgendaMinutes
18 May 2020 2.00pm - 3.00pm Videoconference Extraordinary meeting AgendaMinutes
26 June 2020 9.30am - 12.30pm Videoconference 12 June 2020 Agenda Minutes
31 July 2020 2.00pm - 3.00pm Videoconference Extraordinary meeting Confidential Confidential
4 September 2020 9.30am - 12.30pm Videoconference 21 August 2020 Agenda Minutes
29 October 2020 N/A Flying Minute N/A AgendaMinutes
3 November 2020 N/A Flying Minute N/A AgendaMinutes
20 November 2020 9.30am - 12.30pm Videoconference 6 November 2020 Agenda Minutes
14 December 2020 N/A Flying Minute N/A Confidential Confidential

2019

DateTimeLocation Agenda Close Meeting Records
12 April 2019 9.30am - 12.30pm Videoconference 29 March 2019 Agenda Minutes
14 June 2019 9.30am - 12.30pm Videoconference 31 May 2019 Agenda Minutes
16 August 2019 9.30am - 12.30pm Videoconference 2 August 2019 Agenda Minutes
18 October 2019 9.30am - 12.30pm Videoconference 4 October 2019 Agenda Minutes
8 November 2019 9.30am - 12.30pm Videoconference 25 October 2019 Agenda Minutes

Contact

Adam Wood
Governance Officer
Email: governance@csu.edu.au
Phone: (02) 6933 2164