Academic Board membership

The Academic Board is composed of ex-officio members and internal members including teaching and research staff, professional staff and students. 

Chairperson: Deborah Tyler

Phone: +61 3 9919 4310
Email: deborah.tyler@vu.edu.au

Deputy Chairperson: Associate Professor Tom Clark
Phone: +61 3 9919 2196
Email: tom.clark@vu.edu.au

For further information about the Academic Board, please email gov.sec@vu.edu.au.

The Board operates under a Terms of Reference.

The Academic Board consist of the following membership:

Elected members

Two staff elected by and from each teaching and research staff from each College:

Two members elected by and from teaching and research staff who work in organisational units other than a College:

  • Vacant
  • Deborah Tyler

Four members elected by and from professional staff:

  • Michelle MacDonald
  • Michael Zaar
  • Vacant
  • Vacant

One member elected by and from Indigenous staff:

  • Karen Jackson

Student members

One student elected by and from students enrolled in a higher education degree by coursework course of study:

  • Cheshna Booklay

One student elected by and from students enrolled in a higher education degree by research course of study:

  • Vacant

One student elected by and from students enrolled in a Vocational and/or Further Education course of study:

  • Aimey McRae

One student elected by and from onshore international students:

  • Ali Hassan

Ex-officio members

Seven ex officio members comprising:

The Vice-Chancellor as the University's Chief Academic Officer:

Six members of staff who hold positions determined by the Vice-Chancellor after consultation with the Academic Board:

Co-opted members