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Research & Research Training Committee

The Research and Research Training Committee is responsible for monitoring, reporting and advising the Academic Board on quality and standards in against internal and external quality indicators, and advising the Academic Board on relevant proposed regulations, policies and procedures.

The Research & Research Training Committee Terms of Reference.

Composition and Membership

The Research and Research Training Committee is composed of:

  • One person elected as Chair from the membership of the Academic Board: Associate Professor Randall Robinson
  • Vice-President Research (ex-officio): Professor Vasso Apostolopoulos
  • Dean, Graduate Research Centre and Head of the Office for Researcher Training, Quality and Integrity (ex-officio): Professor Anne-Marie Hede
  • Director, Research Services (ex-officio): Donna Hannan
  • One member from each VU Research Flagship, nominated by their respective Research Institute Executive Director and endorsed by the Academic Board:
  • The University Librarian (ex-officio)
  • Two elected members of the Academic Board, nominated by the Academic Board:
  • Four members of the VU Research Fellows and Research Only Academic Staff, nominated by the Vice-President Research and the Chair, Research and Research Training Committee, with consultation with the Vice-President, Health, Sport and Active Living and the Vice-President, Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities and endorsed by the Academic Board:
  • One Higher Degree by Research student from each VU Research Flagship, nominated by the Academic Board:
    • Daniel Collins (Sport, Health & Active Living)
    • Van Khanh Nguyen (Sustainable Industries & Liveable Cities)
  • Co-opted Members:  Nil
  • Continuing Members from the previous Research and Research Training Committee: