University Research Committee

A revised Terms of Reference for the University Research Committee (to be known as the Research Committee from May 2018), which incorporates a change in functions, and a revised membership aligned to the new academic structure, has recently been approved by the Council.

Current Membership


Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) - Professor Heiko Daniel


Research Director (Deputy Chair) - Associate Professor David Miron

Chair of Academic Board - Professor Nick Reid

Animal Ethics Committee Chair - Dr Stuart Cairns

Human Research Ethics Committee Chair - Professor Helen Ware

School Research Committee Chair, Arts -  Professor Anne Pender

School Research Committee Chair, BCSS - Professor Martin Thoms

School Research Committee Chair, Education - Associate Professor Sue Gregory

School Research Committee Chair, Env & Rural Science - Professor Julius van der Werf

School Research Committee Chair, Health - Associate Professor Myf Maple

School Research Committee Chair, Rural Medicine - Professor Geetha Ranmuthugala

School Research Committee Chair, Humanities - Associate Professor Richard Scully

School Research Committee Chair, Law - Professor Mark Lunney

School Research Committee Chair, Science & Technology - Professor Jim McFarlane

School Research Committee Chair, UNE Business School - Professor Oscar Cacho

Chair of the Graduate Research Subcommittee - Professor Philip Thomas

University Librarian (Acting) - Mrs Blanca Pizzani

Director of a research centre - Dr Robert Banks (AGBU)

Early career researcher - vacant

Higher Degree Research current student - Michal Smielak

Student member - vacant